Mandy did something.
Today, we have received a letter, not addressed to us, but to "Dear Monkeys," from someone who bought and sold primates as pets in the 1980s, and is now donating to Born Free USA to ensure that we can care for monkeys we have rescued from the primate trade. The author asks for forgiveness. I say "thank you."
He did something.
And so, that spirit is in all of us to just do something to make the world more compassionate. There are those of us who willingly work long hours, devoting our careers to the cause of animal protection. There are donors, volunteers, letter-writers, and supporters who all do their part: their something to make sure animals suffer less.
We have big fights on hand: saving lions from trophy hunters, elephants and rhinos from despicable poachers, cheetahs from pet traders, monkeys from biomedical research laboratories, orcas from watery cells, and on and on.... And, every day, it fills me with pride and strength and perseverance to know how many people out there, like Mandy, are doing something every day to help us win the fight.