Us and Them

Joan posted this article about this animal rescuer gone wrong.

I’m reminded of a passage from Henry Beston‘s The Outermost House. In fact, I’m so taken with this passage that is it on the front page of my cats’ web site.

And it’s appropriate here too:

For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928.

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