High Coo – Dec 10 – Animal Rights Day


“Humans, who share the planet with all kinds of different creatures, sometimes need to be reminded that animals deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and care. Whether furry or scaly; warm-blooded or cold-blooded; on land, in the air or in the sea – all of the animals on the Earth merit fair and considerate treatment.

International Animal Rights Day is the time to do just that!” https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/international-animal-rights-day/

Why should we care about non-human animals? Here’s a couple of thoughts:

St. Francis of Assisi saw animals as his brothers and sisters and prayed that God would work through him to help them. https://www.learnreligions.com/st-francis-of-assisi-patron-saint

Animals have always been regarded in Buddhist thought as sentient beings. Furthermore, animals possess Buddha nature and therefore potential for enlightenment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animals_in_Buddhism

Today’s senryu: Animal Rights Day

human animals

should respect non-human ones –

all deserve respect


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