The Supreme Master Ching Hai recently adopted a stray dog and her puppies who were experiencing severe hardship, and did her best to care for them. The mother dog was full of love. Although she was extremely thin and suffering greatly, she still took good care of her puppies. The intelligent mother not only understood what Master said, but also looked into Master's eyes with gratitude and trust. The Supreme Master says that if we’re sincere and loving, animals will understand and trust us.
The Supreme Master also tells two heartwarming stories about the bond between animals and humans. The first involves the methods that a famous horse trainer used to tame wild horses and eventually gain their trust. The second is about a child who looked after a wounded wolf and the deeply touching way in which the wolf responded.
There’s not much difference between the DNA of humans and that of animals. The Supreme Master mentions that all sentient beings have the same souls; it’s just their outfits that are different. If we try to communicate with animals, we’ll find that they’re highly intelligent and have emotions just as we do. However, we don't pay enough attention to them and don’t take the time to communicate with them, so we think they’re different from us humans.
All beings are one and equal. Thus, humans should treat all of their fellow beings with love and respect.