Watching a video of a cat being experimented on in a University laboratory has made me sick. Animal cruelty comes in many different forms and the pain they endure strikes me at my core. Human suffering is more bearable because we can yell and scream and make ourselves heard but animals are silenced as man does his worst to them. We wonder why God allows it and yet why does anything suffer?
My reincarnation and link to the Spirit of the Universe has made me conscious of how wrong mankind is in the way we think and act. The Spirit is in control, however, and it allows this to go on just as it allowed development to occur that produced the Internet, and all the other wonders of our time.
That does not make it easier for me to understand everything. Man is a master of invention and he always needs to discover the unknown. The facts are, however, that he only ventures along the path of his predecessors and individually they stand on each other’s shoulders to create new science and make a point.
This is he way when one studies a course at University. Everything stated in essays or lectures has to have a precedent. Those who have plied the tracks of knowledge are considered experts while those who succeed them are their students.
Studying how animals behave under certain conditions helps scientists to understand the function of nerves and body organs. We owe a lot to the creatures whose lives helped in this regard. The question is how much do they suffer, if at all, and what if nothing was ever undertaken to learn about diseases and other things that we now depend on? Does that ease my pain when seeing a lab cat tortured – No! and nothing about it ever will.