I have seen posts and petitions regarding the cruelty against an elephant in Kerala.
It is just heart wrenching how people can be so inhuman. And my heart pours out for that poor animal…
Now that the topic is out.. I have seen tons of posts on twitter defaming a particular religion for the same and it is so wrong to target someone like that when we as a society and as humans do not pay heed to animal cruelty happening almost everyday and in various forms.
Cutting off poor animals as an “offering to god” is equally cruel. This one elephant case has surfaced which is really sad but how come all these people who have come out with petitions and all of us too who are suddenly posting say nothing when these rituals in some religions happen every year ??
It’s a blood bath every year
And equally cruel is consumption of animal based products. It is a similar blood bath in slaughter houses every day. Animals are fattened by force so that they can be consumed.
Speaking up is important but so is realising if we are actually speaking up for the entire issue or only one fact. Once it becomes a habit we tend to forget how cruel or bad that habit is. We tend to ignore it and certain different cases catch our attention.
Both are equally bad. And all of us really need to understand that.
⁃ Rishika Jain