Many camels and horses, “loved” by humans, live alone, standing unhappily in stalls waiting for weekends when they might be brought out for a ride, only to be told what to do all day long before being put away again until next time. This is not a good.

“If they (animals) are taken out of their natural habitat, or if their natural habitat is destroyed, whoever does that has the moral obligation to understand what their requirements are, including having a society of their own species with one another. And also, an understanding of what they can be moved to do with human beings.” ~ Adi Da Samraj

More than merely providing a congenial circumstance we are also obliged to provide a situation that supports the entire life of the individual, or group of animals, in our care.

Horseman, Klaus Hempfling, has talked about how in some cultures, anciently, horses were known to be spiritually developed beings. And so only those people who were spiritually developed could have access to the horses. What he is suggesting is that anyone who chooses to care for horses (or other animals) should be capable of right service on all levels, such that those beings are supported in all ways practical and spiritual.

We must also have good reasons for taking on the responsibility for another living being. And hopefully we are able to ensure right care for the duration of the animals’ lifetimes. If along the way we find we cannot, we must be willing to place them into another situation that is good for them. This should be planned in advance.

All animals in our care completely rely on us to do right by them.

Factors to consider in the care of your camel (and any other living being): Environment, Diet, Health, Social, Spiritual, Medical.




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