To allow a child to be raised around animals is a gift that will serve them their entire life. A child who holds a baby animal in the palm of her hand learns gentleness. She learns empathy. She learns that we share this planet with many, many creatures. That we are not superior, but are able to help bring peace and love to creatures we share our life with. A compassionate child becomes a compassionate adult.
As an adult, don’t miss the opportunity to hold a baby animal in your arms either! It is one of the great joys of sharing the planet with other creatures.