The other ‘R’ Word

We hear a lot about rights these days: human rights … animal rights. Particularly after the recent exposure of the barbaric treatment of cattle in an Indonesian abattoir. But there’s another ‘R’ word we don’t hear enough of.

Human beings are the most evolved species on the planet. We have been able to infiltrate every known environment and exploit it to our advantage (even space).

With that comes another R – responsibility.

Responsibility for the welfare of every other organism within that environment.

Perhaps it’s time we talked less about rights and a bit more about that other ‘R’ word – responsibility.

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