Original gentle nature

There's this thing which I've been wondering about for a long time: Why do animals kill other animals?? Then recently this thought occured in me that maybe way back in the history of evolution animals picked up this behaviour from humans? Just a thought... But then today I came across this 1850 year old quote by Theophilus, which also seemed to suggest exactly this kind of thought!! Here it is:

"When man diverted from the path of goodness the animals followed him... If man now would rise to his original nature and would not do evil any longer, then the animals too would return to their original gentle nature."

Interesting! What do you think?


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