A Page for Animals
(last updated August 28, 2001)

"To my mind the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. ... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man." ~Ghandi

"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made ... [man] is the only one ... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot." ~Mark Twain

"To err is human, to forgive, canine." ~unknown

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A Prayer for Animals 
by Albert Schweitzer

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, 
especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are 
hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;  for all that 
will be put to death.

We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who 
deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and 
kindly words.

Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to
share the blessings of the merciful.

Did you know

Christianity and vegetarianism are compatible!

Here are two Christian Web sites that advocate compassion for all creatures:


Recommended reading:
Animal Theology by Andrew Linzey (University of Illinois Press, 1994)

A few charitable organizations that protect animals and their habitats: 

Animal Allies (Duluth, Minnesota)
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Doris Day Animal League 
The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County (Lollipop Farm) 
The Humane Society of the U.S. 
In Defense of Animals 
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 
Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine 
World Wildlife Fund 

Adopt a Pet Online: 

Bugsy's Pet Adoption Center 

Other animal advocates:

The Absurdity of Vivisection (a.k.a. animal experimentation)

Links to my favorite companion-animal sites: 

Gerbils | Rabbits  | Guinea Pigs
The Hamster Dance

My pets


A Pet's Prayer

Dear Lord,

Please watch over our humans; they are so weak. They have no claws or teeth, they can't run fast or fly away, neither can they burrow or build a nest in which to be safe. They smell bad, do strange things that aren't altogether intelligent, have no real ability to communicate with us, although we are able to figure out what they want.

Lord, grant us the ability to watch over our humans, care for them, cheer them when they are down, make them laugh and smile, and shower them with our love. We pray that we can bring a little joy into their otherwise mundane existence.

Lord, please let them know that when we insist on getting attention, it is so we can check their emotional well being and boost their morale. When we pester them for different foods, toys, etc., it's so they will learn to see us in ways they hadn't considered, bringing them closer and back into the fold, which they are part of but keep forgetting about. They expect us to know what they want even though sometimes they don't know what we want. Some of them really try and we know they love us, but some of them are so dumb, yet our love for them remains unfaltering.

Lord, when we die, please send us ahead to wherever our humans are going to be, so we can pave the way for them, vouch for them, and be there for them when they too die. Please allow us to continue proving humans are worth the effort. You placed these creatures in dominion over us, but you charged us with the task of caring for them, showing them your love every day, through us.

God bless these mere mortal humans; they know not that we are their guardian angels, sent in love to task them so that they may grow to be part of your plan.

You and us, God ... we'll bring them back into the fold ... You and us.

--Author unknown

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