Kindness to Animals

” . . . And indeed ye do worse to harm an animal, for man hath a language, he can lodge a complaint, he can cry out and moan; if injured he can have recourse to the authorities and these will protect him from his aggressor. But the hapless beast is mute, able neither to express its hurt nor take its case to the authorities … Therefore it is essential that ye show forth the utmost consideration to the animal, and that ye be even kinder to him than to your fellow man. Train your children from their earliest days to be infinitely tender and loving to animals. If an animal be sick, let them try to heal it, if it be hungry, let them feed it, if thirsty, let them quench its thirst, if weary, let them see that it rests.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks Carolyn!

3 comments on “Kindness to Animals

  1. Thanx for this, J! What an incredible little creature Daisy is!! I cried, but then my smile kept getting bigger and by the end I was laughing out loud. Thank God for the wonderful people who worked so hard to save her.


  2. Don’t have any animals but thanks for the great reminder. I would guess that some people who mistreat animals also mistreat people and were mistreated themselves. Unfortunately, there are also many who treat their animals with more love and respect than the people in their lives. Of course, this is all common knowledge, but like I said, a good reminder. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get a dog.


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