To me, cruelty is the worst of human sins. Once we accept that a living creature has feelings and suffers pain, then by knowingly and deliberately inflicting suffering on that creature, we are guilty, whether it be human or animal.
We are beginning to learn that each animal has a life and a place and a role in this world. If we place compassion and care in the middle of all our dealings with the animal world and honor and respect their lives, our attitudes will change.
Empathy is really important.. Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls.
If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution - and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.
Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.
- Jane Goodall