It doesn't matter what type of animal, we should always be kind to animals. Animals have feelings just like we do and they deserve to be treated kindly and with respect. We hope these poems and quotations remind you of how wonderful animals are and
caring and being kind to them is a blessing, as they are always there for us!
Kindness To Animals
They have no voice to ask us
For the pity which they need
With shame they cannot task us
How're their hearts may bleed.
However they despise us
For all the hurts they bear
They cannot criticize us
Or say that we're unfair.
We call them God's dumb creatures
And yet we know they feel.
For oft their anguished features
Their sufferings reveal.
They cannot ask for kindness
Nor for our mercy plead
Yet cruel is our blindness
Which does not see their need.
Hurt No Living Thing
Poet: Christina Rossetti
Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.
Animal Kindness Quotes
Animals watching out for their own babies may not be so surprising... Yet many animals have also watched over others who have no genetic link to them.
The simply offer kindness without expecting anything in return.
Kristin Von Kreisler, The Compassion Of Animals
The kindness of animals goes far beyond deeds of heroism. Their natural good-heartedness often takes much subtler forms.
Stephanie Laland, Peaceful Kingdom
Short Inspirational Quotes
If (man) is not to stifle human feelings, he must practice kindness toward animals, for he who is cruel to animals
becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of man by his treatment of animals.
Thought Provoking Quotes
Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to
animals become more just, kind and considerate in their
relations with one another.
Jeannie R. Nichols
...people who are kind to animals will more likely exhibit compassion toward other people.
For dogs are very special friends and wondrous in their ways,
They bring a joy, a healing power that shines out far and wide.....
John McLeod, The Ever Patient Faithful Friend