May we learn from history and not repeat the same mistakes. May we learn from non-human animals that gratuitous violence and killing is not inherent in our animal nature, but rather a result of the deliberative process and conscious free-will by which humans choose to act (ironically, it is this evolved higher order of thinking that separates humans from animals.)
It is, ultimately, up to us, as rational, thinking beings to decide our common fate. Together, as one cohesive unit, we must make a choice that benefits and preserves humankind, the animal kingdom and our shared home planet.
Choose LOVE not Hate, PEACE not War!
©️ Lisa Pearlman December/2015 (photo & words)