When I read about the accident in which a stray dog was hit and killed by a subway train in Hong Kong, I was sad and angry because, judging from the news coverage, the poor dog could have been saved, had the situation been handled properly.
I would like to remind those who might have had a hand in mishandling the situation:
All lives are precious.
So none should be treated with contempt, as if they were weeds.
Acting with compassion is the first step towards having a heart of gold.
Without a heart of gold,
man is by no means superior to other living things on earth.