Exist for their own reasons

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.  
They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."

~Alice Walker

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Anna E said…
Wow, simple and yet so true, like a "revelation"! So this calls for a totoally different mindset concerning animals working together with or being in service to humans - like horses, elephants, police-dogs etc. Not treating them with respect and value would seem so wrongfull in this content! It makes me wonder then, how the idea of "pets" was born in the fist place? How come a cat, dog, fish, bird, rabbit or turtle became pets and lived inside the houses, while few people would have a cow, goat, pig and monkey (though it happends in some countries) living inside? Is it only for the benefit of the human or for the animal as well? Just a wonder :-)

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