Today on Facebook I’ve seen a number of posts about animals, many of which advocate treating animals well, a sentiment I heartily share. The same day also shows me posts and memes vilifying various groups of people or individuals, usually based on their beliefs, and nasty a/o foul-mouthed comments about some of these same groups or causes. Disclaimer: please note that I am NOT referring to any specific group or cause!!
It’s a popular notion that the way you treat animals shows how you treat people, but I’m afraid that isn’t true. As much as I love animals and as much as I believe in their ability to love and help people, they are NOT people. If you can treat animals well, but you’re full of hatred for humans, especially based on their beliefs, then I think you need to take a good look at yourself. Here’s what I think is a truism, my own saying about how to treat people and animals.
I’d like to see people treated as well as we think we should treat animals and then animals treated as well as we start treating people.
I think that if we started going this, the world would be a much kinder, gentler place.