" Do you not know that the animal is human? God, our Creator has created
goats, hens and all the animals. He first created them before creating you.
Your brethren are the animals. Any animal is your brother, and you are a brother
to the animals. If any cut is inflicted on you, blood will come out. Blood will
also come out if a cut is inflicted on a goat or a hen. If you compare, the
blood looks alike. You have instincts, and they too have instincts
since God has given you the power of superintendency over them, you should cater
for their welfare. You are not told to kill them. Because of this role, God
gave the reasoning faculty which is likeness of God in man. That is the only
aspect in which men surpass animals."
Olumba Olumba Obu, head of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, Nigeria, in 'Something More Than Gold'