The realities of nature surpass our most ambitious dreams.
People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
There is nothing in which the birds
differ more from man than the way in which
they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
MARC D. HAUSER, Wild Minds
The question is not, “Can they
reason?” nor, “Can they talk?”
but rather, “Can they suffer?”