What is compassion?
James LaVeck, cofounder of the nonprofit arts and educational
organization Tribe of Heart and producer of award-winning documentaries
The Witness and Peaceable Kingdom, offers this insight: “Compassion is
the highest expression of human potential. As such, it can never be
bought or sold, only freely given and received. Using this word as a
label for the products of suffering and exploitation is nothing short of
an act of violence,” referring to the misleading term of ‘humane’ meat
(meat from animals supposedly raised under humane conditions).
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