All creatures deserve compassion.
The Bull Who Cried: Knowing it was about to be slaughtered, a bull in Hong Kong did what many people fail to realize or are skeptic about when it comes to animals - he showed emotion. As reported by a World News Sourceâ€, a group of workers walked a bull to a packaging factory. They were about to slaughter him to make steaks and beef stews. When they were close to the front door of the slaughter house, the sorrowful bull suddenly stopped going forward and knelt down on his two front legs. The bullâ€¦ was all in tears. How did he know he was going to be killed before he entered the slaughter house? Mr. Shiu, a butcher recalled, "â€œWhen I saw this so-called stupidâ€animal sobbing and saw in his eyes fear and sorrow, I started trembling.â€ â€œI called the rest over to see. They were just as surprised. We kept pushing the bull forward, but he just didn't want to move and sat there crying.â€" Billy Fong, owner of the packaging factory said, "People thought animals didn't cry like human beings. However that bull really sobbed like a baby.â€" At that time, more than ten men witnessed the scene and they were all touched. Those who were responsible for slaughtering felt even more touched and cried as well. Other workers at the same slaughter house also came to see the crying bull. They were all shocked by this scene. Three of them said they would never forget this crying bull when they slaughtered other animals. With both man and animal crying, everyone knew that nobody could kill the bull. The problem was, what should they do with him? In the end, they raised funds to buy this crying bull and sent him to a temple, where the kind monks would take care of him for life. After the workers had made a decision, a miracle happened. A worker said, â€œWhen we promised this bull that we will not kill him, he started moving and followed us.â€ "How did he understand people's words?" Mr. Shiu said â€œ Believe it or not? This is real although it sounds unbelievable.â€ No doubt, this bull changed these butchersâ€™ lives. Hopefully this story has in turn changed yours.
Thanks to - Mary Ann Cherwaty-Thompson