“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain

It is said that Man is the most intelligent of all creatures made by God…that he is the “best” of all creatures and the most superior. And most people in the world actually believe this to be true! But I don’t believe this ONE BIT!

Are human beings really better than animals? Are they really more intelligent and superior? After reading the newspapers these days, I wonder why people still choose to believe that they are better than animals. The news shows clearly how cruel “man” can be…how human beings are willing to go to any extent and hurt each other for their own personal gain. Do animals ever do that? No they do not.

Sure we have the carnivores animals who kill…but they do it for SURVIVAL. It all comes down to Charles Darwin’s theory of “Survival of the Fittest”. Animals do no harm to their fellow kind unless they need to eat to sustain themselves. It’s all a part of “The Circle of Life”. And animals don’t hurt human beings either unless they’re provoked. But what about all the wrong Man does to animals?!

There are so many news articles about how an animal decides to look after and nurture another animal from a completely different species. An example that comes to mind is that of the cat Smaigel. She took it upon herself to nurse a litter of puppies after their own mother died in a car accident. There are so many cases of such immense love between animals. You can read up on some more examples here- http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/01/27/unusual-animal-families-photos/27740/.

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But how often do we see such compassion among human beings? Nowadays, it is rarely to be found. Human beings barely look after their OWN kind; let alone animals! Human beings are now all about lying, cheating, and hurting their fellow kind. Just for their own personal gain! Human beings will step over their own family to get ahead in life! This video really shows the compassion of animals as opposed to human beings- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pbthNAEOxQ

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After all this, can we really say that human beings are the “superior” species?? I think NOT! When we were kids, my brother and I would always talk about relocating to a quiet mountain with just animals by our side. Yes this seems quite far fetched. But the reason behind it was that we found animals to be more trustworthy compared to human beings! The love of an animal towards a person knows no bounds! A person can be rest assured that the love of his pet towards him will NEVER die and that the pet would never hurt him! Can we really say that about human beings? Marilyn Monroe rightly said “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

Lying, cheating, stealing, murder, bloodshed…THIS is what the human race has come to. But animals? All animals know is to LOVE and LIVE in peace! I think “Man” can learn a thing or two from animals!

I will leave you with this line from a song by Savage Garden- “Animals and children tell the truth, they never lie. Which one is more human? There’s a thought; now YOU decide.”

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