All living beings have experience of pleasure and pain, and we are among them. What makes human beings different is that we have a powerful intelligence and a much greater ability to achieve happiness and avoid suffering. Real happiness and friendship come not from money or even knowledge, but from warm-heartedness. Once we recognise this we will be more inclined to cultivate it - Dalai Lama
Yet another reason to become vegetarian sooner rather than later. Perhaps, god willing, when I move out in the fall?