As someone who has pets and cares for animals on a daily basis, I am absolutely heartbroken when I see or hear stories of an animal being abused or neglected. As humans, we essentially have the ability to affect the planet in nearly infinite ways, and that includes the lives of the other beings on Earth. As the powerful “stewards of the Earth,” it’s up to us to be responsible for every life and how they are treated.
Now, I understand that it’s an overwhelmingly huge thing to think about, especially when many of us are just trying to survive and get by. So, it’s easier to think of these things on a much smaller scale. Just a little bit of kindness can make an enormous difference to those around us, and that includes animals, not just people.