We are certainly appalled by the pitiful state of Dodo, the dog who was burnt alive but somehow managed to survive, but let us be honest with ourselves : What are we doing to improve the living conditions of our stray dogs?
Mahatma Gandhi once said : « The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.»
If we have have a cursory glance at the past few years, can we affirmatively say that the Mauritian population takes good care of its animals? No we cannot!
Their plight hinges on our mentality, which seems to never change.
We should act as sensible beings and veto the idea of animal exploitation. For example in sports and gambling which are both unethical and inhumane. Horse racing, dog fighting and cock fighting are some examples of malpractices against animals.
Horses are whipped and forced to push their limits to end their race and very often this results in debilitating injuries. In other cases, if the horses do not perform well, they are shot and slaughtered mercilessly. In the case of dog fighting, the latter are starved before the fight to ensure an aggressive instinct. How long will we continue to tolerate such an attitude?
It starts with us; it starts with YOU.
Yes! You can be part of the change if you say no to ill-treatment towards animals.
It is high time for a change!