Why Samabhava?
 


  Why Samabhava?

 

We consider the capacity for suffering as a vital characteristic that accords a being the right to equal consideration. Seen from an objective point of view and given our understanding of animal behaviour in the recent past, it would be appropriate to state that animals are endowed with life as we are, because they have the same principles of life, the same feelings, the same ideas, memory as we.**

To begin with, SAMABHAVA* has identified two areas of work in our efforts to climb to greater heights towards ensuring that the public at large accept and live by the ideology of SAMABHAVA. Through its first wing Working Animal Welfare, our organisation attempts to ensure the five freedoms of animals, originally devised by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in 1979.  Here, our vision is not merely limited to the healthcare of the working animals in a given area simply for a fixed period of time, but would go to the extent of implementing sustainability plans, with the help of the caretakers and the community at large, all of which would ensure that the working animal enjoys relatively higher levels of freedoms throughout his/her life- both while working or otherwise.

While this is a domain where we bring about a visible change in the lives of a few animals of a particular species, there are other ways by which we can create huge difference not only to animals of various species, but to our health, and most importantly to the environment. We do it by   Making the Connection  .

 

 * 'Samabhava’ is a Kannada word derived from Sanskrit, which translates into  “equal respect for all”.

 ** Voltaire, the 18th century French Literary giant had stated once “They (animals) are endowed with life as we are, because they have the same principles of life, the same feelings, the same ideas, memory, industry - as we."


 

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