I will continue to fight for the lives of baby harp seals.... only now it is in the name of my best friend Tristan (the silver shaded persian kitty whose picture I used in my badge), who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June of 2009.... his passing at the age of 12 was a complete shock and occurred as a result of a reckless, insensitive human being. Anyone hurting an animal through wilful or reckless action should be thrown in jail or have the same fate inflicted on them that they inflicted on the helpless, innocent animal. It is appalling how cruelty to animals is not taken seriously. I view the soul of a non-human animal to be just as worthy (and in some cases more worthy) as the soul of a human animal. For me, there is no hierarchy of being.... except that non-human animals are so much more evolved in giving pure, unconditional love than most humans are. I adhere to Gandhi's philosophy that you can judge a society by how it treats its animals.