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Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character. Discuss — 3 Comments

  1. Pingback:Choose Compassion Over Cruelty! | Shakahari Blog

  2. I think its all about empathy and compassion, if a child feels emotional isolation and an animal is its comfort whereas maybe the parent or adult isn’t that child never loses the empathy and compassion. Interesting re Religion as one of my main memories which I have retold many time to my children and now grandchildren is of myself as a child at school. I was given the job of cleaning the grotto of our lady, it was full of spiders and bugs and being kids we were screeching and talking about squashing them when father Donnelly came over to us and explained they were gods creatures and had just as much right to live as us and we should never hurt them. He spoke at length about our place in the world and our responsibility towards gods creatures. Now as i grew religion fell by the wayside but his words never did.

  3. Yes I believe compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character.
    All my life I’ve found that people who are compassionate towards animals and care about their welfare are good people who care about other people also and about the environment too.
    I suppose there must be people who care only about animals but don’t care about other people, but I can’t think of any I have ever met.
    In particular most people who truly love cats are the most caring people who even if they don’t particularly like dogs, would never hurt them. Whereas dog lovers sometimes hate cats and think it’s acceptable to have their dogs hurt them, especially those with macho type dogs like bull terriers.
    To truly say you are an animal lover you must respect all animals.

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