Monday, October 5, 2009

The roots

George Angell, who founded the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1868, was often asked why he spent so much time talking about kindness to animals when there was so much brutality against human beings in the world. "I am working at the roots," he would say.

5 comments:

runnerfrog said...

Wasn't the same phrase to prevent cruelty against florae too? ;-)
...Where do you get all this beautiful images...?

Tai said...

Flora and frogs included, of course. Photo is by the great Gregory Colbert.

J()¢hØ said...

Haa, good answer! Brutality against those who can't really defend themselves (I know they can, but they're hopeless against a rifle), should be the one we have to work in, first of all.

Apifera Farm said...

wonderful...

Apifera Farm said...

Wish you'd add a share button on the bottom of posts and then Pino can tweet...