As the Grumpy Vegan noted here, what distinguishes those of us who care deeply about animals is how we react when an animal dies. Here’s a moving account from BETA of the life of Adam, a lion, whose story begins
As a cub still being nurtured by my mother, living the wild life in the Savannah, belonging to a Pride, I was a free lion till one day I was trapped and taken away by ‘MAN’ and was placed in captivity and taken for a very long bumpy ride till I finally reached another country called, Lebanon. Life became dark and I was frightened and confused and wanted my home and my mom. Just when I thought that was the worst thing that could happen to me, I was left in captivity for what would feel like forever.
I was only 2 years of age when I died, too young if you ask me. I know from experience that there is evil out there but there is a lot of good as well. Thanks to all of you who supported me, I was able to live the last days of my life on earth surrounded by people who cared enough to want me to get better. I regret to let down all those who believed in me, but I want to make sure you all know I am not feeling pain any longer & that for the first time ever… I’m free. I have so much I want to say but I bid you all farewell, you will always be in my thoughts as I know I will be in yours. My name is ADAM.