Monday, July 4, 2011

Even my 3 year old can figure this out.

This is the "diorama" that my 3 year old son created. After watching mom nurse Billy back to health he decided he wanted a pet to take care of too. This is his dinosaur, being kept with food (grass), water (in the bowl), in a safe sheltered home (the basket) and the blue mega-block is his bottle. 

That means my 3 year old son is better equipped, more knowledgeable, and more compassionate for a stuffed animal then some people are for real. And you can't say it's because he was raised on a farm, we've been here for 3 weeks. 

Check out FuglyBlog for news about equine rights & stories both good and bad. 
(No not everyone agrees with her theories all the time, but you've got to admire her spirit)

My son also understands we are compassionate and caring, not only to the animals that are our pets, but the ones we are going to eat, like the turkey. Although we've had animals all his life, kids don't need to be raised with pets to understand the value of life and the inherent rights of all living creatures. This is something you teach your children, through what you do and say. If you're not in a position to keep an animal, for whatever reason, you take your children to a zoo, park or animal shelter. Even if you don't live in a rural area, every city has an educational farm you can visit. 

And don't ever be embarrassed to ask simple questions. You can't be held responsible for things you were never taught.

Let's make sure the next generation understands that milk comes from cows, not factories, bacon comes from pigs, who are actually very intelligent, and that cats should be cuddled, not kicked.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Well said! I'm sharing this in several places.