It seems as if sterilising or neutering the animals (especially the street animals) is the favourite pass time of Humans. After witnessing the way people advocate sterilisation of street animals, it would not be wrong on my part, to say that sterilising animals is one of the activities which we humans are most fond of. A lot of animal lovers also support the sterilising of street animals, with the thought that it will save the newborn animals from getting killed on streets, mainly on account of the over speeding vehicles which we humans drive insanely. There are countries where even the pet animals need to be compulsorily sterilized so that their population could be controlled. Now, the question that arises is that who gave humans the authority to sterilise other living beings? Do note that this blog is not to point fingers towards the genuine sterilisation which is required to be done for logical reasons. But, how can we justify ‘forceful’ sterilisation without any logical reason?
For your kind information, a street is a place to live in for the animals as they can’t construct houses or take accommodation after entering into some kind of leave and licence agreement. First, we humans do encroachments on the jungles, which are the place where the animals have the right to live in, and then we start claiming that place to be ours on the basis of man-made land ownership deeds etcetera. We don’t stop here, but, on the contrary, after this, we very shamefully start claiming and treating the animals as outsiders. We don’t leave any chance to restrict their entry near our households and shoo them off from our surroundings. Wow, we humans are just shameless.
Ever thought, that what we will feel like if the same thing is done with us? What will be our reaction if tomorrow someone throws us out of our home and even sterilise us for no reason? Isn’t sterilising the animals is equivalent to sterilisation of human beings that was done at the time of emergency? How can we, without any logical reason like an animal suffering from a sexually transmitted disease, a spread of epidemic etcetera, go on sterilising the animals? Don’t they have a right to produce?
We, humans, consider it as our birthright to dominate all the other species because we are the ‘self-proclaimed’ superior ones among all the living beings. Time and again, we play with nature. We killed and wiped out the very existence of the creature known as Dinosaurs. And, now we are searching and researching for any opportunity to bring their existence back on planet earth. It is said that humans are the ones who learn from their mistakes. So what did we learn from this mistake of ours, wherein we erased the existence of dinosaurs from earth?
Herewith, I would like to quote the following paragraph extracted from my other Blog “Animals – Are they living beings?” – “We all need to take care of all the living beings around us, else the day is not too far when we will be narrating stories about some of the living beings that used to live around us, as our elders are narrating us about ‘dinosaurs’. Now, it is for us to decide whether we want to see more of ‘Jurasic Park’ with animated creatures that once lived on planet earth or we want to witness ‘Jurasic Park’ sequences with the real creatures”.
Are we superior to nature as well? If not, then isn’t it said that nature controls everything that tries to break its equilibrium? Don’t a number of newborn animals die for various reasons like cold, weakness etcetera? Then what is the need for us to sterilise them even when their population is not growing to an alarming level? Do we think that planet earth is the sole property of only Humans and we want only humans to stay alive on earth? We always talk about human values, but do such acts tantamount to be considered anywhere near to the human behaviour?
I strongly advocate that instead of trying to control the new ones from getting born, we should apply our energy in finding out means by which we can save the newborn from getting killed under the speedy vehicles. A few of the measures, which I think could be devised for saving the life of new born babies of the street animals are installing the temporary sheds at the place where they are born and shifting them in those sheds for initial months, so that they don’t move on the busy roads or if possible then have a dedicated place where the newborn will be shifted along with their mother/father for the initial period or installing a notice board to drive slow, as there are newborn babies on the street etcetera. But, all these measures will not be needed at all, if we behave like humans with other living beings and are considerate towards their existence too.
Only when we take such ‘humanly’ steps we have the right to claim us of being Humans, forget about being the superior of all the species. Live and let others live too. Don’t play with nature, else nature will show us that it always is, and will always be, the superior of all. Better we get awake and check our deeds before it’s too late and nature show its cruel side and thrash us out from the planet earth. Hope we all get a good sense and we act sensibly towards others.
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