“Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could
never be enough of it in the world. Kindness, can change the
lives of people.”- Aung San Suu Kyi
One of the key differentiators between us, the sentient beings, and our animal friends, is having the ability to feel and think. Why is it that we recognize the need to be compassionate to our own species but have no feelings for our furry/feathery/scaly friends? There is no doubt that animals do feel and understand pain. Like us, they fear losing their lives and will do everything to protect themselves from danger. There is no difference between a dog, a cat, a pig, a cow, a bird, a tiger or an elephant. They deserve our kindness and compassion, if you're not already a vegetarian, do consider going vegetarian every once in a while and think of the lives you'll be saving every meal you go vegetarian!
posted on: Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 5:09 AM