The moment we stepped into the pet shops, our attention will always be captured by the kittens and puppies there as they are all adorable! In fact, these little ones are still very fragile at this stage, needing care and cuddle by parents. However, the merchants know that this is the most lovable stage for these pets, they will always launch these "merchandise" onto the market in a rush ignoring their needs. If you were to purchase these little ones at this time, then you are being swindled.
Have you ever thought about how the mothers gave birth to these kittens and puppies? Have you ever imagined the kind of living they have gone through in order to satisfy the money-making intention of the merchants? Have you ever considered these little ones you bought may have recessive genetic disease? Are you willing to know the truth? Or do you think you are spending a few thousand dollars for something you can play with and abandon when you get tired of? If you truly have such thoughts, may I urge you to revisit the meaning of life and find out the very fundamental of existence.
However, I still believe that there are many animal-caring people who may not know the brutal operation of these pet shops and purchase pets from them, and yet indirectly harming the life of the mother dogs and cats.
There is no doubt that buy and sell activities in fair trade are common in today's commercial society, but who would give mercy to these poor mother dogs and cats which lives were exploited to make money for the merchants?
God, can you please tell me? ...
"God brings every little life into this world with a blessing, they are free to enjoy the best of life, and the right to live well does not only limit to human beings, it shall include all sentient beings, and therefore, the birth of life shall come as natural as the nature calls."
Sadly, human beings often exploit life for the purpose of making profits. Breeding farms are like living hells on earth for animals, animals are being locked up in small cages, giving birth to little lives over and over again until eventually losing their own.
The role of the mother, regardless in the world of human or animal beings, shall deserve all the respects and care. Life shall never be trampled to fulfil selfish desires as this is the most ruthless form of devastation to life. The birth of life shall come with all the warmest blessings, but when animals are brought to these living hells on earth and turned into delivery machines, they lose not only their dignity but also feelings; with their life being extended for continual delivery, their pain gets extended as well, unfortunately and endlessly.
It is all because of love, animals come to this world to protect human beings like angels. Yet people, often blinded by monetary gains, ignore the beauty of love from these animals and even send them to the verge of despair, making more and more sentient beings on earth suffer, and the situation has now gone way too far off from the beauty and goodness of human nature.
We have to learn to feel the pain of others before we can feel love, and life without love is desolate. We must be willing to commit to life and treasure the arrival of every new life;then we will be able to understand what life is all about and the real meaning of living.
I always think "living the beauty and goodness of life" is one of the lessons human beings need to learn, and these little animals are god's gift to help us achieve our learning. Therefore, take a moment to unwrap and unveil the truth of what's happening, feel with your heart the helplessness undergone by these little ones, start your rescue effort and you can then fully and truly live your life in love.
Before you make the decision to have a pet, think twice about whether you can give them a permanent home. If the answer is yes, please do not buy from pet shops! Consider adopting one from the animal adoption organizations as there are lovely pets out there awaiting your companion to explore the beauty and goodness in life!
Author: Lolita Yiu
English Translation: Willa Wong