Ignorance is at the heart of animal abuse. Rank ignorance. No education, no awareness. Where’s the enlightenment? These people are in the dark.
It is time to see real progress in animal welfare. For too long educated people have put up with animal abuse by the uneducated of the world. The world needs to tackle poor education with more commitment. Also, I don’t find it easy to say but religion and ignorance can be bedfellows.
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” – Genesis 1:26
Add that attitude to a blinkered, ignorance and you have: ANIMAL ABUSE on a grand scale. Perhaps it is time to get rid of religion; to enter an age of enlightenment and humanism. It surprises me that intelligent, educated people believe in religion.
If you believe in dominion over animals (and I don’t) you must also take on the responsibility of relating to animals humanely.
Commerce + ignorance = animal abuse, is also another equation. The drive for financial profit drives animal abuse.
I have to have hope that somehow there will be a gradual enlightenment through education. In the distant future (it won’t be sooner) humans will stop abusing animals. Or is it so ingrained, the human dominance over animals, that we will never shake off the need to abuse them?