Morally, all animals are equal, so why do we treat them so differently? Behavior considered normal towards one may be considered appalling towards another, and vice versa. The thought of eating dogs disgusts most of the western world, and yet it is normal to kill and eat cows, pigs, fish, chickens, turkeys, etc. People often feel compelled to donate to protect rhinos, tigers, elephants, etc but will often overlook animals like sharks, as they are more unrelatable, and there is common misconception that they kill tons of people every year—when in reality we kill many more of them than they kill of us. Making it legal to shoot dogs or cats would spark public outrage, whereas making it illegal to shoot deer would probably elicit the same response. The sight of puppy mills, with dogs kept in cages their whole lives, is enough to tug at our hearts. But then we will turn around and take our children on a trip to the zoo, where wild animals are held as prisoners. Why do we tolerate such backwards double standards for different animals? Discrimination based on species is completely disgusting, and plain unacceptable for a society that considers itself as advanced as we do. While we may be advancing technologically, we are regressing morally. For every step forward we take to becoming more intelligent, we take a step back in becoming more compassionate. It's time already for those two to line up—not keep getting further apart. We must learn love and respect for all animals, regardless of how cute, useful, or intelligent they are. Only then will we realize that in order to obtain peace, we must show kindness and compassion for all, not selfishness and greed for one.
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