Do not get me wrong. I like that there is a day when people celebrate their love for cats. That is positive and I embrace everything that makes people happy without harming others.
However, as someone who fights in order to reduce as much as possible the harm inflicted on others and on Earth, I can’t help feeling yesterday was a very small step towards peace between animals. That would be the main goal of this kind of special days.
Today is Pangolin day and I am sure this will be another of those that go by without people noticing. Fortunately, pangolins are usually not a “domestic” animal, even though some people try to turn them into one. There is no point in doing anything today. So you know I am not judging you, I will not do anything about it except writing this text.
Two reasons why pangolins are in danger are people eating their meat and people using their scales. I did not even know about that until I found a post of WWF in my Facebook feed today.
I’m not writing this in order to alert about pangolins, even though I am glad I can do that. I am writing this in order to alert about the existence of other animals in the world besides cats, dogs and other “domestic” animals. There are also cows, pigs, monkeys, lions, sharks, tunas, bees, flies. There are so many I would not be able to write them all down even if I wanted to.
Cats and dogs are not the only ones that suffer.