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Dalia Wadhwa

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Dalia Wadhwa

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Let Them Live A Free Life

Let Them Live A Free Life

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Dear diary 


Today is the 6th day of the 21 days lockdown and us humans are already getting restless staying at our home, not being able to set ourselves free in the open with our fellow species. We are facing boredom and stress even though we have our own people at home with us, getting more active than ever before in social media sharing everything, video calls, WhatsApp, making daily chores entertaining and so on ....we are trying to escape from this restraint by all means possible.


It is our own house, own people with us, own environment and still, we are feeling restive and jittery because we cant set ourselves free.


And all this is justified because man is a social animal.


But in this time of unwilling detention have we for once thought about the other animals who do not have the label of being social like we humans do? Yes all other animals and birds whom we captivate and make an extra source of entertainment for us. 


They may not be fortunate enough to be ranked in the social group like humans but they do not lack anyways from humans in terms of being compassionate and affectionate. They find their own partners, make beautiful houses for themselves and their offspring, and take care of them with utmost love and care.


The only thing they lack is the cruel mind like humans and so they fall prey in our hands to be caged for lifetime. And then we show our utmost love (?) to them by feeding them expensive foods, making them learn our language, dance to our music, make paintings and whatnot. And proudly post on social media to be appreciated for a great job.


But have we for once thought what these poor creatures go through during this training in confinement? They don't even understand what and why they are made to do such things. All these helpless creatures want is to hop and jump in the wild, and search for their food.


The birds in the cage may talk like a human but forget to sing. Almonds and nuts make them forget the taste of worms and nectar. The golden cage binds their wings forever.....a lifelong quarantine.


Rather than hopping from branch to branch, the birds spend their days biting the golden cage with an imprecise hope to set itself free.


And no newspaper or social media covers their moments of frustration.


I hope this lockdown bestows some consciousness among us so that these poor creatures don't have to go through a lifelong lockout. Next time we see a bird in cage our morals allow us to set it free and not let it die every day before its death 


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