Far from the world of human beings exists a world strikingly different in its ways, appearance, and essence. The inhabitants of this fascinating yet misunderstood world are known for their instinct and perceptiveness. They are guileless and pure for animals don’t know any other way to be.
On the other hand, there is the known, complex world of humans. Theirs is a world that runs on intellect, judgement, and reason. And yet, they are driven by emotions. It is this ability to empathise and feel compassion that distinguishes humans from animals, yet connects the two.
The bond between humans and animals has withstood the test of time. Together they have mastered the art of coexistence. However, at a time when their interdependence is at its peak, this coexistence is challenged. Animals are constantly let down by humans. Those in charge of protecting them are the ones hurting them. Man’s age-old companion is at great risk, leaving us wondering where lies the solution.
The solution, we are told, lies in one individual striving to undo the unkind acts of another. In an increasingly inhumane world, if there are those who bring tears on, there are also those who wipe them; if there are those who cause wounds, there are also those who heal them. And then, there are those who commit themselves to fighting for the rights of these guileless beings who don’t even know they have rights.
To understand and appreciate what it takes to save these voiceless creatures, Soulveda speaks to animal rights activists and rescuers who talk about their inspiration and commitment to create a safer, happier world for the most undemanding of all beings.