I received the following photos and description in email recently.
This series of photos is telling the suffering of a poor bird shocked with his partner's fatal injury.
Here his mate is injured and the condition is fatal.
Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.
He brought her more food but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her.
Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cried with adoring love.
He stood beside her, saddened of her death.
Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow.
It has been said Millions of people cried after watching this picture in America and Europe and even in India. It was also said that the photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France. All copies of that newspaper were sold out on the day these pictures were published.
We humans have very compassionate hearts and are often saddened by the normal chain of events of nature.
Yet, so many of us who are saddened by the abvove refuse to shed a tear of other humans brutally assaulted and slaughtered by their despotic governments and ardently oppose those who would free others from oppression.
Even more tragic is that many of these same people so saddened by the above chain of events won't shed a tear over some 50,000,000 unborn humans denied their right to life by being sucked out of their mothers wombs in abortion mills set up across America.
Encouraging the elderly to committ suicide under the guise of "death with dignity" seems to be acceptable today as well, without any shedding of tears.
I guess it is a question of priorities after all and from here, they look mighty screwed up.