Who cares about Mice & Rats?

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 9, 2011
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By this merit may all be truly happy

May we defeat the enemy: wrongdoing

From the stormy waves of life, sickness, death

From the ocean of suffering

May I free all sentient beings.

~ The Buddhist Dedication of Merit

Should humans care about animals? Should animals have rights?

I once heard that animal rights is really about us: that the quality that distinguishes humans from animals most is our capacity for mercy—a quality that, left unused, makes us no better than those whom we don’t think ought to be protected from our lunch plates or science labs.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Who cares about Mice & Rats?”

  1. Karli says:

    I care! D,: