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2008-07-18

Pooses for Peace in Africa


Associated Press

South Africa's elder statesman Nelson Mandela is marking his 90th birthday Friday in a private celebration with his family and friends The Pooses for Peace at his home in the Eastern Cape. The celebrity cats arrived in Africa late last night and will be staying with Nelson Mandela and his family for the weekend.

Mr Mandela made the following comment" If a ninety-year-old may offer some unsolicited advice on this occasion, it would be that you, irrespective of your age, should place human solidarity [and] a concern for others at the center of the values by which you live," he said.

He added that all animals should be treated with the upmost respect and compassion from humans. And reminded those who believe they are superior to animals that they are not.





6 comments:

Daisy said...

If every person and animal were treated with compassion and respect, imagine what a wonderful place this would be!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! So many parties so little time...

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We live by this rule. Especially the one that sayz humans are NOT superior to animals. I have trouble believing there are beans who think they are in charge!

Puuuuuurrrrrrrrrrsssss for Peace!

The Meezers said...

that's a great rule. We have left Billy at home - this is probably not the place for the poop and run brigade.

Chen & Ollie said...

Well said Mr. Mandela!! We couldn't agree more and if every bean followed that rule about every *being* the world would be a kinder, happier place.
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Lux said...

Those are definitely words to live by.