life and well-being of all kinds
of creatures to a degree as large as possible
Respecting life and well-being of course varies according to the kind of the relevant creatures. As for humans, animals, plants and microbes it respectively mainly implies what is mentioned hereunder.
Respecting life and well-being of humans in general implies:
- Observing all legal rules strictly. Then namely one in principle doesn't kill, injure, abuse, insult, or illegally disadvantage anyone directly or indirectly. (Committing tax fraud for instance reduces the governments financial capacity to properly take care of its tasks, among which healthcare and liveability care).
- Leaving behind several kinds of behaviour, that are not prohibited legally (yet), but still use to have a (very) negative influence on one or more other person's well-being and sometimes cause their death;such as lying, cheating, being dishonest in other ways, slandering, hindering, hampering, impeding, obstructing, annoying, (homo-)sexual demanding, polluting air, water and/or soil within legal limits, several kinds of unnatural behaviour (such asconfusing others by changing one's outward artificcially) and violating other people's natural territory.
This item is elaborated more extensively on special page "humanivism"
Respecting life and well being of animals in general implies:
- Avoiding all kinds of behaviour that directly or indirectly imply cruelty to one or more of them; mainly by not using any kind of animal foodstuff, nor certain kinds of animal materials (such as silk, down, fur, leather, ivory, etc.), but also in many other ways.
- Avoiding all kinds of behaviour that don't exactly imply cruelty to animals, but certainly or most likely have a noteworthy negative effect on their well-being; for instance polluting surface water within legal limits may not lead to conditions of life for the animals living in there, that have to be qualificated as cruel, but certainly as (very) awkward, (to be compared with the situation in which persons constantly or repeatedly suffer from stench, caused by a nearby enterprise)
This item is elaborated more extensively on special page "Animalivism"
Respecting life and well-being of plants implies avoiding in priciple all that directly or indirectly kills, mutilates, or damages plants physically otherwise, as well as all that must be concidered to have negative consequences for their well-being.
Among others by:
- Not eating any vital parts of plants; (roots, stem, leafs or flowerbuts).
- Not mowing plants, nor cutting, tearing or breaking them in two otherwise;
- Not cutting or picking off plant leafs (such as sugar caine and tobacco leafs);
- Not sawing, cutting or breaking off branches of trees and shrubs;
- Not wounding plants otherwise; (e.g. cutting in trees to tap rubber);
- Taking care not to burn living plants; (e.g. when making a campfire);
- Leaving behind weeds control;
- Using as little wood and paper as possible;
- Taking care not to be involved in pollution of the water that plants suck up;
- Taking care to as little as possible trample plants or flatten them otherwise;
- Infringing their natural procreation (by cultivation) as little as possible.
This item is elaborated more extensively on special page "Plantivism"
Respecting life and well-being of microbes especcially implies that fire is made as little as possible. For where fire is made as good as always big numbers of microbes that naturally find themselves in the (basic) fuel are killed.
This item is elaborated more extensively on special page "Microbivism"