HOPE THOSE WHO THINK ANIMALS ARE ONLY FOR EATING INTROSPECT AFTER READING THIS.
Sometime early this year I was watching Animal Planet. A zebra was trapped in a fast flowing current of water in the river. And there were many hippos not very far away lazing and indifferent.
The zebra was trapped, terrified and confused and its life seemed in imminent danger. Then one hippo slowly started moving towards the zebra and I heard the commentator saying that sometimes hippos develop taste for meat. He was hinting that the hippo was seeing the zebra as a potential food.
There was suspense in the air as the hippo neared the zebra. I was wondering what harm the poor, trapped zebra will face being born in a merciless world ruled by Man who devours animals in the name of ““cheap protein.””
To my great surprise the hippo had no bad intention. It wanted to help the zebra. It came close and nudged the zebra towards the bank of the river. It gave enough physical support to the zebra, like a boy taking a blind man by hand across the road. The lucky zebra managed to escape and reached the bank safely. It brought tears in my eyes.
EVEN IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED MERCY. CAN THE BRUTAL MAN EVER LEARN?