Unkindness to animals is the height of injustice and inhumanity

Unkindnessto animals is the height of injustice and inhumanity

Unkindness toanimals is the height of injustice and inhumanity and reveals thelack of compassion by people to protect animals and support theirrights. At times, people have raised aspects that lean toward crueltreatment of animals especially dogs. In this regards, any form ofcruelty to animals reflect a person’s cruel nature towards otherpeople. In fact, people who develop hard or unkind feelings towardanimals tend to become hard on their feelings to other people. Here,people mistreat animals such as dogs by refusing them medicalattention and torturing them, but showing kindness to animals reflectthe human nature of human beings. In this regards, the valuation willdetermine that unkindness to animals is wrong as it is against God’srule to men on safeguarding the ecology animals have rights to asafe living, and such unkindness reflect a person’s hard feelingtowards other people.

People have anon-optional duty to all forms of mindful life as decreed by God’srules to men. In this regards, people who mistreat animals byrestraining them wildly, refusing them medical attention, beatingthem for no reason, and refusing them a safe situation fail in theirduty to ensure a kind treatment to animals. In fact, Pearson assertsthat people have a duty of humanity to animals and plants thus, theyowe kindness and mercy to creatures that have the ability to receivejustice (19). In this regards, behaviors such as killing animals forno reason or torturing them for pleasure inhibits the non-optionalduty of people to protect animals. There exists a connection betweenanimals and people, which develops into a mutual responsibility forpeople. Here, cruelty for animals tends to provide a line in whichpeople who perform painful laboratory experiments for animalsestablish their unkindness to animals. Pearson says that all forms oftorture or cruelty to animals show man’s failure to protect therights of the animals as directed in human and animal rights (21).For example, the story of Jerzon Senador, a Philippine youth who hanghis own puppy on a cloth line in June 2011 generated outrage andshows some of the forms of cruelty that people inflict on animals.

On the otherhand, unkindness to animals reflects people’s lack of identifyinganimal rights. Here, people complain when things or other peopleattempt to deny them their rights thus, torturing or mistreatinganimals is a complete disregard and refusal of essential laws andrights of people and animals. Low reveals that animals havefundamental rights of safety, which if rejected or denied demonstratepeople’s lack of compassion (39). For example, Low show that humanrights protect people’s lives, property, free speech, and creationof a safe situation for their subsistence thus, they should notdevelop aspects that promote unkindness for animals (41). Torturinganimals refuse them their rights to live, enjoy life, and live safelyin their habitats. For example, Kant asserts that cruelty to animalscreate a void in their lives thus, people should not conduct unsafeand painful experiments on animals, if they cannot do it forthemselves (359). For example, a laboratory experiment at Universityof San Diego in May 2005 caused eight guinea pigs to lose theirability to eat, move, eat, and were at constant pain. As such,unkindness to animals reflects the lack of support for man’s rightsor rules.

Kant (359) andPearson (22) claim that people who have a tendency to mistreatanimals will show the same feeling towards man. Here, Kant presents anotable dynamic on the moral wrong of mistreating animals (359).Mistreating animals is like mistreating fellow human being, as littledifference exists between man and animals in regards to fundamentalrights. For example, research suggests that people usually mistreatsanimals because of psychological breakdowns or a major difference orbreakdown with friends, family members, or coworkers. In thisregards, mistreating, killing, or torturing animals demonstrate aninsecure model on the manner through which people have become morallydecayed and unkind. Such unkindness to animals will portray inpeople’s relationships with other people. For example, the killingof animals or poaching especially rhinos and elephants for salereflects the cruelty that people have developed to serve theirinterests regardless what happens to animals.

Dave assertsthat people have a duty to conduct animals to save the world and thehuman race (441). In this case, Dave presents a model thatdemonstrates the proof for conducting experiments on animals (446).Here, research suggests that evidence does not exist on thesafeguarding of rights and the obligation of man to the universe withtreatment to animals. Although animals have rights, man does not havean obligation to act in a kind manner to animals, and if he/she does,then unkindness does not show any inhumane or unjust treatment ofanimals.

As said,unkindness to animals reflects an unjust and cruel dynamics bypeople. Here, people have a moral obligation to protect animals andcreate a setting through which they can promote their non-optionalduty to animals and nature and the protection of fundamental rightsof animals. Cruelty to animals cultivate hard feelings for otheraspects of life whether nature or man thus, mistreating or torturinganimals is like mistreating fellow human beings. In this regards, onecan only contend that unkindness to animals is the height of allfolly of people’s unkindness to themselves and the nature. Whetherin a nature prone dynamic or an aspect controlled for the wishes ofman, kindness to animals is the start for a safe and successfulconnection or relationship between man and animals.


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Kant, Immanuel. &quotWe Have No Duties toAnimals.&quot Ethical Theory: AnAnthology 14 (2012): 359.

Low, Kim Cheng Patrick. &quotBeing Socially Responsible–St.Francis Assisi and Nature: Shouldn`t We Emulate Him?.&quot BusinessJournal for Entrepreneurs 2011.3 (2011): 38-54.

Pearson, Susan.&nbspThe rights of the defenseless:protecting animals and children in gilded age America.”University of Chicago Press 2011.