Animals have feelings too!
I wish to highlight the atrocities being meted out to animals on the roadways. Every day I traverse the East Coast Highway to and from Georgetown and the amount of animals being seen on the roadways is very disturbing; some wandering; some in very bad conditions and most being dead after being hit by vehicles.
I am very passionate about animals and it breaks my heart to see these barbaric and ruthless acts daily. This morning (July 11, 2012), a foal/filly was lying dead just before the Turkeyen Road. It was obvious that it was hit by a big vehicle.
The other horses were standing in the median separating the two highway roads watching over it.
Where is the owner of these horses?
Why do they leave these animals to wander on the roadways?
These animals that get into accidents are usually left to rot and smell. Only a week ago another horse was killed in the vicinity of Beterverwagting.
Why can’t owners take responsibility for these poor animals? It brought tears to my eyes this morning to see this poor animal just lying there and the mother, father and maybe brother and sister just looking over it.
These animals have feelings too! They will not be able to express themselves like humans, and that’s more a reason why we as human beings should be on the lookout for their well being.
There are some drivers out there that purposefully hit these animals for fun, especially when driving big vehicles. And they just drive away!
Do they know, or do we as human beings and citizens of this country know that the nation is being judged by the way they treat their animals; that the heart of a man can be judged by the treatment of animals!
“Animals have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us.
They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.”
I am appealing to owners of all animals, whether its horses, cows, donkeys, dogs, cats, goats, sheep or any other animals for that matter, please take control of your animals, please don’t have them wandering on the roadways.
I am also appealing to drivers; please exercise some caution and compassion towards these innocent creatures.
I am sure that all are aware that these animals are creations of the Supreme just like we human beings are.