In emergency evacuations, animals are often left behind to fend for themselves. It happened during hurricane Katrina, and it’s happening again right now with the war in Beirut. But one organization, Beiruit for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (BETA), is rescuing domestic and zoo animals left behind in the war zone, even risking their own safety to evacuate the animals. This is a non-profit group and they rely on donations to provide this humane service.
We have seen so much terrible destruction lately that it is sometimes easier to stop feeling empathy for others. However, to quote Henry James, “Feel, feel I say – feel for all you’re worth, and even if it half kills you, for that is the only way to live.”
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