1 min read
11 Dec

The world we live in is not often a pleasant one. Especially not for countless animals. 

Our planet maybe in parts a pleasant place to be, still, it is littered with poverty, disease, and unjustified damage to the very ecosystem that we rely on. 

And yet, there is hope. Humans are starting to wake up. Their eyes are finally beginning to clear. For the first time in far too many years, we are finally beginning to realize that all is not right in the world. Many of us look for change – they turn to social media and they start up their own groups, trying to bring focus to the problems that plague the world as a whole. And go Vegan, or at least, Vegetarian. 

Meanwhile, animals are suffering. 

In these dark times, the very animals that once were meant to live by our side are also falling victim to their own woes. Unlike a human, they cannot stand up and form protests, nor can they look their owner in the eye and verbalize: why? Help can only come from those willing to offer it. 

Most cases of animal abuse go unreported. The suffering of many animals goes unrecognized. 

It is not just the dogs forced to fight or the cats bred without end. It is the poultry wedged in cages too small for their feathered bodies, often never seeing the light of day. It is the horse left in a dirt field, with no hay, no feed, and filthy water. It is those who have been struck by harsh hands, and those who have been locked away and forgotten by the world as a whole. 

This is where we need to step in. 

Animals cannot bring voice to their own suffering, but you can do it for them. Do not choose to sit idle while beloved pets are abandoned, hoarded, sold, or sent to fight or as exotic food. 

Do not keep your eyes peeled only towards the cats or the small dogs. Look for the pit bulls tied up in a yard with no shade; a horse whose halter has begun to dig into the curves of its face; a pet store where the animals are laden down with fleas. 

And when you see these, take up your phone. Call, not just a local shelter, but two of them. Phone into the local newspaper, bring attention to these cruel acts on your blog or social media. 

An Agent of Destiny stands up for animals.