In memory of Marius, the murdered giraffe and others like him
“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?”
“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is—whether its victim is human or animal—we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature.
“I don’t really understand the world anymore. But maybe there’s some faint hope that the good people on both sides can come together.”
―Mississippi Blood, written by Greg Iles (I found this on A Writer’s Path, but WordPress sharing isn’t working for me, so I just decided to do it manually. Maybe I’m really stupid, but I find the wordpress.com interface really difficult to use these days. Sigh.)