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This site supports the noble cause of ensuring plants and animals are properly taken care of, to increase awareness and to propagate the ecological rights of ANIMALS and PLANTS to live on this planet. We have to live symbiotically with them and have HARMONY. Let everyone celebrate life with our cute animals and plants. 🙂
PCAP (pronounced ‘pee-cap’) is an acronym for ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Plants’. PCAP was founded in 1977 by the visionary philosopher, P.R. Sarkar. From 1982, Sarkar’s discourses on Neohumanism laid the philosophical and inspirational basis for further promoting PCAP.
PCAP is committed to preserving the well-being and safety of animals and plants. This stems from an inner feeling of compassion and love for all creatures, and a neohumanist lifestyle, to preserve our planet and all its inhabitants.
As human beings realize their higher nature they assume their sacred role as stewards of the Earth to love, serve and protect all livings beings and non-living things on this planet. Any use becomes a more harmonious one, not exploitative, taking place in a thriving world with all creatures living in prosperity, free from all forms of cruelty. Indeed, the existential right of animals to live, as well as that of humans, and even plants, must be enshrined in the constitution of all nations – as well as in a Global Neo Magna Carta – and, of course, imbibed in the hearts of all people.
Our mission is the all-round welfare of all beings under the guiding principles of Neohumanism. This includes: to show human beings the path to higher consciousness that will lead them out of their present ills of narrowness, meanness and selfishness; and to support and create practical models of sustainable eco-communities, along with gardens and food sources, where humans, animals and plants live in harmony. This we can do appropriately while utilizing the forces of nature so that the full potential of all is developed and put into action. To that end promoting the socio-economic principles of decentralized economies is vital, as well as promoting balanced growth on the three levels of existence: physical, mental and spiritual.
Aims and Objectives
1. To prevent cruelty to animals, including birds and fishes.
2. To protect rare and declining species of animals from extinction.
3. To prevent cruelty to plants, including trees; and to protect rare and declining species of plants from extinction.
4. To prevent deforestation and create and maintain ecological balance in relation to environments.
5. To create a sentiment of love for animals and plants by popularizing their usefulness to ecosystems and their environments, including human and built environments.
6. To popularize the plant-based diet and thus save the lives of innocent animals.
7. To provide food to animals and medical help to ailing and sick animals.
8. To promote forest and agricultural based products and industries in sustainable ways, and for economic upliftment thereby removing disparities of wealth between people.
9. To support, construct and maintain sanctuaries, aviaries, wetlands, ponds, forests, gardens and pastures, for the welfare of human beings and animals and plants.
10. To promote and develop afforestation in order to convert dry and barren lands into fertile and cultivable ones.
PCAP – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Plants – is a platform about how we as humans can live harmoniously in our environment.
Our objectives continually evolve to meet the needs of the times, places and life forms (and all environmental formations).
Australia was a substantial part of Gondwana land and has a heritage collection of flora and fauna from those ancient times. So many plants and animals of Australia are unlike others around the world and many are threatened or endangered. Some of these have gained our attention like some wallaby species, northern hairy nosed wombats and Tasmanian devils. Many go under the radar, but it would be a relatively easy task to create refuges for them. Participating in volunteer support groups for sustaining threatened plants and their areas is also required . We should support and strengthen networks of volunteers who care for animals (including birds and fishes) and plants (and trees) which are threatened.
In a country where water is lacking we have to make the most of water opportunities. For example, maximizing water available in a place may involve growing vegetation in important water areas and making these areas and their soil a storehouse of water which can be utilized for irrigation. This is also important to the welfare of plants and animals in Australia.
And what about climate change? Climate change is an issue across the whole world. Promotion of sustainable living principles and practices which relate to alleviation of climate change can have a significant impact once adopted, even if adopted by a minority. Whether in Australia or elsewhere every person has the ability to do their bit.
Human society has mainly gone wrong because of the self-interest of a few, who have power, but who neglect ecology. As P.R. Sarkar (the founder of PCAP) stated, human society has to change its vision and act with ecological integrity. So:
“Human beings led by self-interest have been neglecting ecology at every step. We should remember that the sky and air, the hills and mountains, the rivers and forests, the wild animals including their reptiles, birds and fishes, and all sorts of aquatic creatures and plants, are all inseparably related to one another. Human beings are an integral part of that vast common society. No one can survive to the exclusion of others, not even human beings. If they continue to destroy forests, kill wild animals and exterminate fishes and birds foolishly, it will not serve any purpose for humans. … Human beings due to their utmost folly have annihilated numerous creatures and natural objects, and thus prepared their own funeral pyre. Such folly on the part of human beings is unbearable. Human beings must be cautious from now on. They must restructure their visions, plans and activities in accordance with the dictates of ecology. There is no alternative.”
17 June 1984, Calcutta
‘How Cruel Human Beings Are! – Excerpt B’ (para 1)
in Neohumanism in a Nutshell Part 2 [a compilation]
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