We need to mind other animals and work as a unified community to harness our innate goodness, kindness, compassion, and empathy to work on behalf of other animals who depend on our goodwill for their very survival. We can do no less. We need to have youngsters take part in this global peaceful movement because they are ambassadors for the future of our one and only planet. We need to stop ignoring nature and end the widespread and heartless war on other animals now. As we do this all animals, nonhuman and human, will benefit greatly.
Clearly, our warlike ways haven't worked, so let's give peace, compassion, empathy, and love the chance they deserve. I'm sure we will like what we see as the future unfolds. And, I'm sure other animals will thank us for our efforts.
"The Ghosts in Our Machine" is a very important move in the right direction. Please share it widely. This incredible documentary will most likely change your life. It really is that good.
I thank Dr. Lori Marino, Executive Director of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, for contributing to this essay.