WHY DOES IT ONLY MAKE YOU SAD WHEN YOU SEE IT, BUT NOT WHEN YOU PARTICIPATE IN IT?
All animals have the ability to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do. They feel pain, pleasure, fear, frustration, loneliness, and motherly love. Whenever we consider doing something that would interfere with their needs, we are morally obligated to take them into account.
Animals have an inherent worth—a value completely separate from their usefulness to humans. Every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Veganism is not just a philosophy—it is a social justice movement that challenges society’s traditional view that all nonhuman animals exist solely for human use. “When it comes to pain, love, joy, loneliness, and fear, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. Each one values his or her life and fights the knife.”
Only prejudice allows us to deny others the rights that we expect to have for ourselves. Whether it’s based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or species, prejudice is morally unacceptable. If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a pig? Dogs and pigs have the same capacity to feel pain, but it is prejudice based on species that allows us to think of one animal as a companion and the other as dinner.
If you would not want it done to you, then why would you condone it being done to another sentient being? Respect the rights of all the animals that share this planet WITH us not FOR us.
not just #cats #dogs #puppies #kittens
and #cutepets #picoftheday #bacon #compassion #rights #dotherightthing #love #me #tbt
#animals #speciesism #animalsofinstagram #animalsofig #cutepets #loveanimals #differentbutsamesame #babyanimals
#discrimination #injustice #februdairy #februdairyfree