Love is the only solution

Let’s put to rest this discussion on the killing of deer, rabbits, bear, whales and all our animal friends.

Let’s put to rest this discussion on the killing of deer, rabbits, bear, whales and all our animal friends. And then maybe, just maybe, we will stop using that killing mentality to create senseless wars.

Killing is never right.

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” – Thomas Edison

“If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” –  Albert Einstein

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

Are these great men wrong? I don’t think so. When we look deeply into our hearts, we know killing is never right. Love is the solution.

The Brentwood I love is typified by the story of our famous eagles that live in the trees off of Wallace Road. One day a storm blew the nest down. Some kind soul noticed the nest was still intact. He contacted our noble fire professionals who, with huge open hearts, brought out their ladders and placed the nest back up in the trees. The eagles, very grateful for this human love, are now back making their babies in that nest. Bravo, fire department. You are my heroes!

Let’s take that same loving gesture and transfer it to all animals and birds — all sentient beings.

Edison, Einstein and Gandhi were vegetarians. Mature leaders don’t kill anything.

Betska K-Burr

Brentwood Bay