"Mankind is not the only animal that laughs, cries, thinks, feels and loves. The sooner we acknowledge that animals are emotional beings, the sooner we will cease destroying animals and embrace them as our brothers and sisters.
Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of characterand it maybe confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man-Arthur Schopenhauer -photo credit to the owner
Saint Francis- He saw nature as God's masterpiece and loved animals. "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." ~Francis of Assisi
dharmasimulation: [Above image: A photograph of an ape looking at the camera, with the words “Not a single creature on Earth has more or less right to be here. -Anthony Douglas Williams, Inside the Divine Pattern]