Why People Care for Animals?
Many people care for economic reasons, like the good farmer, or for ecological reasons, like the conservationist. Or for reasons of justice and compassion, like the animal protection advocate and animal liberationist. Without such impartiality and deep empathy and understanding of animals’ intrinsic nature and inherent value, we will short-change them and ourselves in the process of seeking their liberation from cruel human exploitation.
When war, famine and poverty affect so many humans, why should we care about the suffering of animals?
We create the kind of society we live in through our daily actions. When we tolerate cruelty to animals we are tolerating cruelty itself. When we allow our children to see animals suffer, we teach them to ignore all suffering.
Children learn from adults how the world should be. Many of us will rely on the care of our children as we age. We also rely on the care of other people’s children, doctors, nurses, paramedics, and anyone else who will affect our lives in our vulnerable years.
Practice the same to animals.
Surely we want our future care-givers to be sensitive to our needs and concerns.
Vets & Pets – They need their doctors too.
Veterinarians take care of sick and injured animals. Like doctors, they perform surgery and give medicine. When an animal is sick, vets examine it to find out why. They look for clues in the way an animal looks, acts, and smells. For example, if a dog is walking in a strange way, that might be because it hurt its leg. Vets need to look carefully because animals can’t say what is wrong.
Vets also give blood tests, x-rays, and other tests, looking for clues about the animal’s illnesses. Then, they decide what kind of medicine the animal needs. Vets prevent problems by giving vaccinations and check-ups and fixing teeth. They also teach owners how to feed and train their animals. Vets use special tools to perform surgeries. They fix broken bones, take out tumours, replace knees and hips, and more. Vets also treat and cover wounds. They need to be ready to see blood, organs, and bones. Most vets treat small pets, including dogs, cats, and gerbils. But a few focus on large animals, such as sheep, cows, and horses. Large-animal vets usually drive to ranches and stables where their patients live. They check for infections in the animals and give advice to the animals’ owners. Often, they help when the animals give birth.
A few vets work in zoos and aquariums. They care for zebras, sharks, and other wild creatures. In addition to helping sick animals, vets can work as animal inspectors, checking to make sure that farm animals are healthy and that their living spaces are clean. Another option for vets is doing scientific research. They try to make new medicines.
If you would love to work with animals and are inspired by science, this could be the perfect career for you. Vets earn approximately £30 to £40, 000 per year