The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher.
I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we may succeed in building a better world through human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reduce the pain and suffering of all sentient beings. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama
ANA JULIA TORTES KISSING JUPITER, SEPT 2011. Torres rescued Jupiter 12 yrs earlier. She has rescued approx 600 animals from drug and animal smugglers, and from circuses.They now all live in this retreat in Columbia. Jupiter must have been very glad to get out of that circus!!!
Any human who feels that he or she is not "good enough" to cultivate peace and generosity is overlooking the wondrous gift of life. You live, therefore you are good enough. - Dhyani Ywahoo, Voices of Our Ancestors