"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore
only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its
fundamental test (which lies deeply from view), consists of its attitude
towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind
has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others
stem from it."
~Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Beine - From Eternal Treblinka (p. 1)