It's hard for me to believe that just around a year ago I did not really like dogs much, let alone understand them. Yes, I liked petting the fluffy dogs who followed or guided me on mountain trails but more importantly I was scared of their every movement.
Their bark scared the crap out of me and their wagging tails offered me no solace. If you had met me before that time I would have told you stories of how I would run everytime stray dogs approached me. How I knew it to be the worst possible thing to do but yet the only thing that I did in that moment of panic. Needless to say, I have been chased by groups of dogs many times but thankfully none of them ever got me, hence I'm here to tell the tale.
Today I am absolutely smitten with dogs of all shapes and sizes, pets and strays alike, fluffy or not. Today I cannot imagine my life without my two doggies and neither do I want to. Today I understand how different each of them are, how they have their independent personalities and how differently they show their love towards humans and other animals.
It kills me to think of how selfish we humans are, where we can feel the love and personalities of one animal, we refuse to measure others by the same standard. We will love a dog and defend his life till our last breath but kill a goat not because we need to but because we want to. We never give those creatures a chance to bond with us or to show us their love or to reveal their different personalities. I am not one to say that the world should stop eating meat this instance but it would be a lie if I say that many of us don't have to eat it so often. I wish we could not see things in extreme but take the middle ground and reduce our meat and dairy consumption. We will be saving millions of animals from being bred ruthlessly just to lead a terrible life to be killed in the end for someone's taste buds.
I guess it is too much to ask from our kind, humans who seem to survive on violence and stubborn ignorance. Till then I dream of a world where lesser animals are bred by rape and killed while others live the life fit for a king.
I dream of a world where we AT LEAST acknowledge this problem.
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