The Way to Treat Animals
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai in a videoconference
at the new book release of The Dogs in My Life in Taipei, Formosa,
October 25, 2007 (Originally in Chinese)
Our pets should live in happiness and be assured a comfortable and dignified life. Like us, animals also need dignity; if you can communicate with them, they will tell you so. Treating animals with respect is very good and beneficial for them. For instance, if you respect them, they will also respect you; you can feel it. For them, it is very important to live with dignity; food is not everything. They really do not come to this world just to eat; it only appears that way from the outside.