Is there not a Brotherhood broader than the East, broader than the West? Is there not a brotherhood broader than that of humanity? There is the Brotherhood of life: to it belong birds and beasts, animals and insects.
I hope you will put forth efforts to formulate a Charter of Animals’ Rights. I hope, too, public opinion will be organised to protect the animals in a spirit of sympathy and love.
India, today, is coming alas, more and more under alien influences. India is forgetting her great traditions and the teachings of her ancient Rishis—the seers and sages of this ancient land. I breathe out an aspiration that some of us may see in the forsaken and the weary, wandering ones, in the animal and in the bird, an image of. Krishna, the Buddha and the Christ. May we not forget that the ancient word, the highest word, the noblest word, is compassion, is love!