Let us commit to loving ourselves more, (because world peace starts with self) to not just tolerate our families but respect them for who and where they are... right now. Because everyone probably is doing the best they can in the moment. Let us celebrate our neighbor's diversity without fear or ignorance, while we reach out to those who are in need and express a kind word, to friends and strangers alike, and please please allow us to see animals as the incredible beings that they are.
I was saddened to learn that horses may once again be slaughtered to be sold for food in foreign countries. Horses have been the most abused animals of all, even though their gifts to man allowed for a huge leap in human evolution.
Their exploitation in racing sports, as transportation in many third world countries and the abject abuse of pregnant mares and their foals, so that millions of women can ingest mare urine as a means of hormone replacement therapy is cruel and unnecessary.
Here is an excerpt from "True" concerning the above issue: