Man has the intelligence to make use of animals for his own benefit. The
ways in which man uses animals are many and varied. Sometimes however man
goes beyond the borders of human decency by misusing the very animals that
Take for example the dog. Most people keep dogs as
pets-cum-guard-dogs. These faithful animals are fed and looked after in
exchange for their vigilance and obedience. Most dog-owners love their dogs
and take good care of them. 'A dog is a man's best friend's is a popular
saying that is undoubtedly true.
The dog is a very useful animal. It is an
indispensable part of the police force, the anti-drug squad and
other security organizations. It serves as a guide-dog for the blind, a
retriever for the hunger and a clown for the circus. What a versatile and
intelligent animal it is.
Yet some so-called human beings abuse them.
Dog-eating is a habit practiced by some sections of society that consider
dog meat a delicacy, especially so if the dog is tortured to death slowly.
So these people indulge in beating the unfortunate dog to death with a stick
making sure it does slowly. The adrenalin that flows through the dog's body
while it is being tortured is supposed to make its meat tender. This cruelty
to the helpless dog is detestable. These human culprits should be given a
dose of their own medicine. Then they will know the meaning of pain and
However, things are very different a few thousand mile away in Spain and
Mexico. In these places bull-fighting is a sport. Bulls are bred for the
sole purpose that i will be slaughtered by the matadors in the bull-ring.
How these people revel in the formalized killing of the innocent bull ! How
much glory the matador derives from his acts of killing ! It is not a
contest of skill or strength. It is the mockery
of a helpless beast in the hands of a far superior man. This is an example
of man's blatant misuse of an animal.
Fortunately the rest of the world does not engage in this sort of
savagery. Mostly, cows are bred for milk
and meat. Outright abuse of these gentle animals is not normally practiced.
We use them. There is no doubt about the fact. It is our methods that need
to be watched constantly.