I just saw the saddest thing.
Driving on a country road, up ahead was a large black bird in the other lane. As I approached I saw it was a rooster, and he retreated to the shoulder. When I passed, I watched in my rear view mirror as he walked back toward the center.
In the center of the road was lying the dead body and blood of a chicken who had clearly just been hit by a car.
Animals have souls too. They have feelings. They feel love. They feel loss.
They seem more human than some humans lately.