Just a simple thought today. I was planning my lesson for Gospel Doctrine last night and studying Moses chapter 1. God told Moses in verse 6 that all things were present with him, "for I know them all."
He knows each of us by name. He knows each of his creations by spirit. From the smallest microbe to the greatest leader. If he knows each of his creations so well, why do we consume them with so little regard?
If God loves them, then I think we need to as well...not only for respect to the animals, but in respect to our God as well.