I have a confession. I do not love all creatures equally.
I think it is a worthy task to cultivate appreciation and wonder for nonhuman animals who may not immediately capture our affection and curiosity. I think a capacity for care and moral concern expands as we learn the intricate, seemingly alien beauties of other species. I think we should strive to overcome initial revulsions, knowing that these often have more to do with our own projections than with another animal’s actual behavior or psychological makeup.
But I won’t pretend that I welcome the presence of all animals with open arms. I…
Source: Steve, a Seagull Story