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Why Humans Are A Level Below Animals

Updated on February 5, 2012

Everyone has seen those sad commercials from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of abandoned animals rescued by ASPCA officers. The ads are depressing, showing animals locked in cages, undernourished, and living in horrifying conditions. The commercials symphatize with the mistreatment of these animals, mainly cats and dogs, often leaving viewers angry or full of sadness.

Seeing a frightened dog shivering while being rescued by an ASPCA officer or a cat with a bandaged eye will make any viewer have mixed emotions.

Now, it is obvious that HUMANS were behind the mistreatment of these animals and many "animal rights" advocates would not forgive their fellow brothers and sisters for this cruelty. Heck, these advocates would look more kindly upon an abandoned animal rather than a "homeless individual."

There is a reason why Animal Rights organizations have sprouted over the years, given the history of animal cruelty inflicted by humans, and that is why there is a widespread belief that humans are a level below animals.



A dog is left in a small cage, a sign of animal cruelty and neglect.
A dog is left in a small cage, a sign of animal cruelty and neglect. | Source

Humans Have a Voice, Animals Do Not!

There are many human rights groups out there but there are just as much animal rights groups as well. The list of animal rights groups include PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Progressive Animals Welfare Society (PAWS), Hugs for Homeless Animals, Friends of Animals (FOA), In Defense of Animals (IDA), and many other organizations that speak out for the mistreatment of animals.

Most people don't symphatize all too much about humans, who can pretty much take care of themselves and doing a fine job of destroying the planet! As for animals, the animal rights groups believe that most humans mistreat these "special creatures," often making them the victims in all cases.

Comparing humans and animals is unmistakable. Humans are the ones who are considered the "intelligent one" and deemed self-sufficient when compared to animals. Domesticated animals on the other hand are dependent on a human's care and often repay their owners with undying loyalty and affection.

You would think that humans would be the perfect "caregiver" of animals but that is not the case when these creatures are being abused and forced to live in unbearable living conditions.

For every good owner, there is a bad owner. When a bad owner mistreats the animal, that's when animal rights groups become their voice.

Michael Vick
Michael Vick | Source

Humans are Historically Bad, Animals Are "Special"

We all know WHO mistreats animals--HUMANS! Who trains dogs to fight other dogs in pits? Who slaughters a diseased cow even when it can't stand up? Who uses monkey, cats, and other animals for scientific purposes? Who is clubbing the heads of dolphins who are trapped in a cove? Who is killing elephants for their tusks? Who kills seals for their prized fur?

Humans are guilty on every count!

Football player Michael Vick was the "poster child" of animal cruelty when he was caught abusing pitbulls while running a dog-fighting operation.

Yep, animal rights groups can agree that HUMANS are really bad!

Animals just want to be loved. These heavenly creatures were sent from above for humans to care for, not to become a victim of abuse or cruelty.

Individuals from a pet rescue group help the animals during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Individuals from a pet rescue group help the animals during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. | Source

Save the Animals, Humans Can Save Themselves

A pet rescue organization began rescue operations in New Orleans days after Hurrican Katrina and they had only one thing on their minds---save the animals! While people were stranded on their roofs or on the upper level of their homes, a boat filled with animals was truly a peculiar sight.

The team had a mission to save stranded animals and gave reassurances to the stranded people that help for them was "on its way." Members of the organization did not have their priorities "screwed up," as one would think, since they had plenty to fear in an area that was not only devastated by the hurricane but was also ravaged by crime done by desperate people.

Behind the scenes during rescue operations, unspeakable crimes were being committed by humans who turned into "savages," committing crimes such as robbery, looting, rape, and murder, often going unreported in most cases. With the area filled with lawlessness, the pet rescue team had to avoid these desperate people for their own safety.

Rescuing the helpless animals gave the team added incentive because these pets were often genuine and grateful to their rescuers. In this case, the animals were worth saving while the people were best left alone.

Animals Win, Hands Down!

There are many people who believe that animals and humans are "equals" but that is not the case since humans are clearly the "lower species" when compared to these special creatures. It is a known fact that animals are genuinely affectionate, good-natured, and show unconditional love to their owners while humans are usually cynical, self-serving, and destructive.

One has to wonder why animal rights organizations were created in the first place because these individuals wanted to show contempt for mankind, especially the ones who mistreat animals! The people who join these organizations tend to have a slighly different view of mankind than most ordinary individuals.

Critics of animal rights groups believe that these organizations have an "extremist" way of thinking and that animals and humans can never be equals.

Then, how can a critic explain the amount of animal abuse and cruelty that occurs at the hands of the earth's most intelligent creature?

No matter, humans are still classified at a level BELOW ANIMALS.


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      TSAD 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      @ Rocco Paolucci. D.Ed. Yeah, so what - there are humans who do not chose to harm animals - probably a majority of humans if you leave out humans as you say who "are hungry, need to eat,, and other animals are their only choice" or don't any humans get the same benefit of doubt you give animals. My point was that ALL humanity should not be painted with a broad brush that they mistreat animals (not just "have to kill and eat animals") because some humans (even most if you wish) show no respect for animals and to dispel the anthropomorphic notion the author of this hub has that "Animals just want to be loved"! Really - I think not and also think a D.Ed. who thinks otherwise is an embarrassment to his title.

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      elizabeth 4 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Folks that hurt animals are the lowest of the species. Our domestic animals are loving and loyal and gifts from God and they have nothing to do with the behavior of animals in the wild. I think it is outrageous that Michael Vick has been allowed to play football again. This is an evil man who enjoyed watching little dogs suffer. I'd rather have my pets in my home than many humans. Thank you for your thoughtful hub.

      This morning I submitted a hub, which no doubt will be censored like all my hubs involving Islam, but it is about the cruel slaughter of animals by Muslims. They enjoy the blood and gore and the slow death of animals. It just makes me want to weep and wonder what in the hell is the matter with people like this. My hub is entitled, "Revenge of the Cow."

      Lizzee

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      Rocco Paolucci. D.Ed. 5 years ago

      Your ignorance speaks volumes. The point is that animals have no choice when they kill other animals. It is almost always because they are hungry, need to eat,, and other animals are their only choice. Humans, instead, HAVE A CHOICE, they do not necessarily have to kill and eat other animals to eat and survive. They have plenty of other choices.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Strange - people like you are really strange - people who paint everything with a broad brush.

      You paint all humanity with a broad brush "We all know WHO mistreats animals--HUMANS! Who trains dogs to fight other dogs in pits? Who slaughters a diseased cow even when it can't stand up? Who uses monkey, cats, and other animals for scientific purposes? Who is clubbing the heads of dolphins who are trapped in a cove? Who is killing elephants for their tusks? Who kills seals for their prized fur? Humans are guilty on every count!"

      Truth is humanity on balance is far more humane to animals than animals are to other animals and even humans.

      Then you have the audacity to say "Animals just want to be loved. These heavenly creatures were sent from above for humans to care for, not to become a victim of abuse or cruelty."

      I suppose you never saw wolves bring down their prey? Or crocodiles ambush, drown and/or eat alive wildebeasts. Snakes suffocate their prey by strangulation then swallow it whole. Don't know many people who eat their own young, do you? I doubt if you were to take a strool through the jungle a panther would approach you purring and wishing to rub its neck aainst your leg.

      I mean really, what world do you live in?