It is said that a human character can be seen by the way he or she treats his or her pets.
Yes it cannot be denied that there are disasters, famine and wars. It is not to say that one should not care about it but instead care about only animals. It is more about one's attitude towards the living be it animal or human.
Some here might have hurled remarks that are uncalled for and I apologise on their behalf. Perhaps they are over zealous and hence the heated words.
We might be human and we might be the smartest creature on Earth but the way we treat our environment and nature is not reflecting that of a smart creature. We have hunted various species to extinction and destroyed habitats. We only destroy and we seldom create. At the end of the day we will destroy ourselves.
Your comments that Cats are not good pets.... well put it this way, are animals really pets or should they be called companions instead? Do you really own them or do you build a relationship with them? And as one fellow member here has said Cats do show affection that is if you deserve it. I have one example, I once saved a kitten that was really sick. Knowing nothing at that time and young and innocent I was, I fed the kitten panadol (Dont try this at home, panadol is poisionous to cats and dogs) For some reason she got well and after that it was so affection to the point I was "terrified"! She would climb on my lap then on to my shoulder and lick my ears.
And at the present moment, I have a 4 week old kitten that I found when he was a few days old. Took care of him, cuddle him whenever he cried, slept with him in the night with on my stomach and my gf on my lap. And he is growing up to be one affectionate kiddo. Presently sleeping on my foot as I am typing this.
One of India's great Kings, King Asoka was a war like conqueror who was tasked to continute his father's tradition of unitying the land. However he realised that war brought about suffering and that instead of fighting wars to get peace, why not stop fighting in the first place and we would have peace. Hence he stopped the wars and decreeded that India should be a land of compassion to both humans and animals and that no one is to be prejudiced against because of religion or race.