“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma GandhiIt’s here. The day the world celebrates love. What better day to celebrate those who extend their love to all sentient creatures with whom we share the planet?I have had the opportunity to witness amazing courage, grace and heart in fellow advocates for animals. This is a day to thank them for their life-changing work. I have seen resilience and tremendous spirit in animals who have survived desperate situations and profound cruelty.Humans use their passion to keep their hearts strong and open as they continue to wade into puppy mills, factory and fur farms to save lives.
Animals inspire us to bond without boundaries. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a day of love – named for a saint! — than by giving thanks to everyone who has endeavored in any way to better the life of any animal. And I cannot be more grateful to the animals, with their incredible capacity to forgive us and love us unconditionally. Happy Valentine’s Day!