Animals are here with us. Not for us. As a nation we condemn other countries for killing life forms that we consider pets. Meanwhile the US slaughters nearly 10 billion sentient beings for ‘food’ every year and nearly 56 billion worldwide.
Why is it okay to murder some but not others? How can we criticize another nation for torturing innocent creatures when we do as well? The soul within all living beings is the same. Their ability to feel pain, fear death, form relationships, love and cherish life is no different from us or the animals consider family. We are all the same. We are all one.