What will help move us? Perhaps recognizing that the animals are, in fact, our mirrors. In their reflection, we can find the state of ourselves and of our world. Gandhi is often credited as saying, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are being treated." In an attempt to process what so many animals around the globe are experiencing today and have experienced throughout history, the fact remains, that in far too many instances, their fate is and has been in our hands, not theirs. Perhaps through their reflection of our behavior, they are giving us a chance to clean up our act, so to speak. Let us not miss this opportunity to do so. The stakes are high, not only for the animals, but for ourselves, our planet and all those with whom we "share" it.