You can ponder, if you will, before reading further, the big
question. The one that asks "What gives us the right?" The right
to hurt, abuse and use them as we see fit. We certainly, it seems, have the
power, but do we have the right? And if it were so that we do have "the
right" do we, as well, want to exert that right, that power, or could
we rather look into their eyes, and see the reflections of our souls.
Would it be possible, in our wisdom, to forsake that which we
take for ourselves and allow them to live as they were intended to live? Peacefully
and without undue harm. Would it be possible for us, not to use something
just because we can, but decide against that course because we have a conscience?
Could we put our own needs second to those of another living being?
It is the belief of many humans that our intelligence so surpasses
that of the animals that they are not important. Would it be possible for
us, in our infinite wisdom, to judge what is important based not on a tangible
quality, based not on what it can do for us, but based on it's own existence
- pure and simple.
Would it ever be possible for us simply not to judge?