For Their Own Reasons

Earlier today, I was walking in the barnyard and I stopped to read (for the hundredth time, I think) a sign we have there that contains a quotation from Alice Walker, the Nobel Laureate.  On this occasion, like on all of the others, Ms Walker’s comment sent my thoughts careening in different directions.  Every time, they compel me to stop and to rethink our stewardship of the donkeys and mules.   Here are her words, for you to experience:

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons.  They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

Sandra Pady, Executive Director


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