You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be?
A single law… WOW! I’ve always been apathetic when it comes to politics. Politicians will promise you the world just to get them into office then give you a grain of sand when they’re in power.
Though there are a lot of different causes I would be willing to fight for, like the fight against child abuse, marriage equality and animal rights. But if I were to choose one and create a law out of it that I could enact, I’d go for the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves.
Different countries have different animal laws. But because these particular living, breathing beings can’t really fight for their rights, sometimes these laws are overlooked or the higher powers turn a blind eye towards them.
Animal abuse should be a crime as cruel and immoral as people abuse. These animals are put in this world for a purpose, just as us humans are, and that is NOT to be the victims of man’s cruelty. Abusers and murderers of animals, such as pets and endangered species, should be heavily punished by law. Puppy mill owners should be liable for every single puppy they have kept and abused. People seen hurting an animal should have the same sentence as if they were abusing another human.
Here are some stories about the extremes how the government reacts to animal’s rights.
A former stray dog named Borko from Bulgaria, paralyzed as a puppy because of abuse, was adopted by a local doctor along with some other stray dogs. When the community learned about what he was doing, a mob went to his house with a camera crew to drive him out of the community. They also beat a helpless Borko in his own backyard. The Bulgarian government has a law against animal abuse, but why did they turn their back on Borko and his family?
While in Greece, stray dogs are being loved and cared for by many, including their government. Why can’t all countries be like that?
That would be my law, the law that will uphold the rights of animals, specially domesticated pets, whether stray or not. (I know there already are laws about this, I would just add to it and maybe make it stronger)
To end this, people should be more responsible towards those who rely on them for everything, for food, for protection, for affection. And I am not talking solely about animals. Responsibility falls heavily on those who have the intelligence to be accountable for other’s well-being, whether human or animals.
Today’s Daily Prompt.