This powerful column by Nicholas D. Kristof explores the capacity
of humans to act in incredibly cruel ways towards other humans and
animals. Kristof also explores the way humanity has dealt with
animals and our hypocrisy to them, by exploiting them
indiscriminately while admiring and recognizing their qualities and
abilities. In fact, he asks, "will our descendants be mystified by
how good and decent people in the early 21st century — that’s us —
could have been so oblivious to the unethical treatment of animals?"
Please visit Can We See Our Hypocrisy to Animals?
In the U.S. (all 50 states) and in many other countries,
there are laws that protect companion animals from cruelty; while at
the same time, countless other species are legally exploited in
terrible ways. This split that occurs in our conscience carries
tremendous consequences, including the vast disease, violence and
environmental destruction in all of God’s Creation.
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