From lab, from cage and from forests,
From slaughterhouse stalls, comes the wail
Of my tortured kin.
They proclaim the sin
Of the mighty against the frail. …
For love is the true religion,
And love is the law sublime;
And all that is wrought,
where love is not
Will die at the touch of time.
Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals
Who have not stopped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies
in an animal’s eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Blessings on those
who from a place of empathy and compassion
to protect, defend and lend voice to
innocent, sentient, living beings
who cannot speak for themselves.
TEACH CHILDREN COMPASSION AS A WAY OF LIFE
~Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits