Can you conceive of a world with no animals in it? Can you imagine your family without your pets?
What we consider a 'humble' animal; those that we raise for the purpose of killing for our tables, too often SHAME us with their own brand of compassion.
Often they learn to get along better than we do...Animals, of all species, add a grace to our lives that we would otherwise sorely lack.
They grace us with their humor...
Their loyalty, love and companionship...
How DARE we treat them this way????
If we are SHAMED, we deserve what accompanies that shame!
Remember, this summer, to take extra special care of the animals ~ cats, dogs, cows... ~ and practice what YOU PREACH!
Simple kindness to what we call 'dumb' animals is also simple compassion on our part. Do you lack that?
I find it extremely disquieting that in our day and age there are those among us who still need a whack upside the head as a reminder. What does this lack of compassion say about us?