Topic– Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
7) The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Do you agree. Comment.(250 words)
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding as to why compassion towards animals and their care is important, and discuss how a society can be judged by the way it treats its animals.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the importance of having compassion and empathy.
Discuss the relationship between morality and how a society treats its animals. E.g the proposition that animals are mere property rather than sentient beings is a perverse worldview that led to mass exterminations of whole species throughout history. It justifies the killing of wildlife, deplorable conditions for agricultural animals, the avoidable use of animals in research and the indifferent treatment of captive animals; All of the world’s major religions call for compassion toward animals; treating animals in-humanely undermines the moral standing of a society; Disregarding the health and welfare of animals makes it easier for us to disregard the health and welfare of fellow humans. It limits our capacity for empathy and constrains our ability to look beyond self-interest; The treatment of animals can be a catalyst for a more just and compassionate society, or it can be a symptom of a society that has lost its moral compass etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.