Thank you for visiting our animal defence section. Before inspecting our main feature, please join us in a moment of compassion and reflection.
AS MANY OF OUR READERS KNOW, AT TGP we are animal defenders. We therefore celebrate the enlightened handling of this enormous crocodile by the villagers and authorities of Sri Lanka, near the Nilwala River. Their act of kindness mirrors the longstanding traditions of the Indian subcontinent, of deep respect for fellow creatures. We therefore salute the people of Sri Lanka! The faces we see in these images are the faces of civilised human beings, for there is no higher virtue in the human heart than compassion for anyone—animal or fellow human—who cannot help himself.