Animal Compassion January 2009 The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.— Gandhi, quoted in On Compassion Towards Animals http://problemattic.net/2009/01/animal-compassion Jody commented: Although Gandhi does not have my unreserved approval, I like this quote. In times of strife and scare nutrition it is one thing to steal cow milk or eat a rabbit. "Safari parks" like the one they're going to open in Wellington are quite another matter. I also believe that killing ants with magnifying glasses poses a bigger question about the burner than it does about whether the ant feels pain. This applies to many things about how we treat others - animals or people or "things". Matt commented: I also believe that killing ants with magnifying glasses poses a bigger question about the burner than it does about whether the ant feels pain. Yes! I find myself asking more and more "do I want to be the kind of person who does these things?" Matt commented: “Hutt safari park gets go-ahead.”Wow. That is fucking messed up. Fish in a barrel.