Animals should share our peace, too

your say May 18, 2018 01:00

I notice that May 16 was International Day of Living Together in Peace. Now, obviously, this “day” was established with human beings alone in mind. But is there any logical reason why we shouldn’t include everybody in this?

By “everybody”, I mean every living, feeling being. Is there any valid reason why humans deserve to live in peace but non-humans don’t?

Why is it considered okay for us to deprive them not only of all semblance of a natural life but also fresh air, sunshine and space to exercise?

Why is it okay for us to agonisingly mutilate them and needlessly subject them to a terrifying and violent death? Isn’t it time we humans started living in peace with all sentient beings?

Jenny Moxham

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