I really wonder why human beings kill or harm animals at first place. Do they lack conscious, guilt or shame? My next concern is what we should do with them that such barbaric actions are stopped or become less frequent? I remember many incidents where Bollywood actors committed the crime of hunting endangered animals? They were arrested by the police but they walked out free by our judicial system just by paying a nominal fine.
I believe that students can play a major role by voicing out their concern for the protection and better treatment of animals. They can start with signature campaign to make stringent laws against these inhuman and barbaric activities. We all know that animals are also living beings therefore no one has right to harm them.
We students should conduct workshops in places like Delhi Haat, Book Fairs, Carnivals where we can sensitize people towards better treatment of animals. We should condemn the circuses because animals are caged and strictly trained by the ring master for entertainment and profit.
We all students should not go to such places like circus, where animals are exploited for money. We should not cage birds as they love to fly and look beautiful in the sky. When they are caged their life gets shortened.
As students we should spread awareness amongst people about the welfare and sensitivity of animal kingdom.
We can stop eating non-veg as students until absolutely necessary like medical purposes and by encouraging people to not eat non-veg, thus we can save life of many animals like birds, goats, beefs and fishes. Recently Honorable High Court of Haryana has declared that all animals are ‘living persons’ and have their own set of rights. As students we can inform our parents, family members and neighbors about this judgement. We can also make a small animal shelter where people can bring and buy orphan animals like puppies, cats, etc as pets and can know about the rights of those animals.
By Prajit Mittal