Humanity vs. Animals

Let’s talk about Khofo, just another innocent bystander in the ongoing Syrian war. Khofo is a dog, most humans would say “It’s just a dog” or “Animals are animals, they have no priority”. It is true that innocent civilians should be prioritized in warfare, but the one difference is that humans have rights, animals have no rights. Khofo is a casualty of the war, not only is Khofo impacted by the war but is also tortured since the dog has no values, why respect the dog. War is misery, it is the human act of making an impact dictated by greed and violence. What makes an animal deserve to be impacted, foremost tortured, what did they do to deserve this treatment?

United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II, to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. This covers all independent countries on planet earth. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict. Since all nations are members of United Nation, please ask yourself, what are they doing to cease the impact of human crisis in a war zone? Why does United Nation exist if countries can still wage war against each other? How does United Nations justify the approval of bombing to end a war?

Evil begets evil. Shooting will only make it stronger.

Most people will argue their case that saving humanity in the face of war is more prioritized than saving animals. This is a statement containing double standards. Instead of continuously struggling with saving the innocent bystanders, who is placing responsibility with United Nations? Why is not humanity acting to prevent wars, why is United Nations continuously failing? The goals of United Nations are quite clear, perhaps someone can explain what happened in the 20th and 21st century?

  • Syrian Civil War, fatalities 130,000 and counting.
  • Afghanistan War, fatalities 73,000.
  • Sudan Government vs Militias, fatalities 97,000.
  • Somalia Civil War, fatalities 52,000.
  • Uganda Civil War, fatalities 128,000.
  • Mozambique Govt vs RENAMO and FRELIMO, fatalities 116,000.
  • Sri Lankan Govt vs Tamil Militants, fatalities 74,000.
  • First and Second Congo Wars, fatalities 81,000.
  • Angolan Govt. vs UNITA Guerilla, fatalities 115,000.
  • Afghanistan Civil War, fatalities 547,000.
  • Rwanda Civil War (Hutus vs Tutsis), fatalities 508,000.
  • Iran vs Iraq, fatalities 645,000.
  • Chinese Cultural Revolution, fatalities 2,050,000.
  • Vietnam War, fatalities 2,048,000.

The list goes on and on and on. We can cry about human rights all our lives but the facts are there, the truth can be told, we cannot stand united to prevent warfare as the one solution to resolve a conflict. Where to animal rights play a factor in humanities lust to conduct warfare? As far as I know there are no animal rights since animals have no value and cannot speak up for themselves. This video so gracefully shared by the organization SARA - Syrian Association for Rescuing Animals, shows the face of war from an animal’s perspective, something the news will not cover since it justifies no rise in viewers.

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