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Sometimes a Picture Is All It Takes …

Written by PETA | April 10, 2009

… to bring the world into focus. This award winning photo is one of those times:


Regardless of the economy, compassion shouldn’t have boundaries.


If anyone goes “ew!” remember that humans drink cow’s or goat’s milk for no good reason. This woman is poor and yet has found a way to feed two needy babies.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Jadey Alex says:

    this is beautiful in all the possible ways.

  • lynda downie says:

    What a wonderful contrast this woman is to the people who take the milk of other animal mothers and deny the baby animals any nourishment. A truly beautiful woman.

  • AAG says:

    Please stop saying “living things” they are living beings!!!

  • Dolly Austin says:

    Great see people and animals to get along and be one!!

  • Dan says:

    This is the most precious thing I’ve seen in a long time. Cried and smiled at the same time and “eww” never even came into my mind.

  • Jill Harper says:

    That photo brought me to tears. We are NOT different from them. They feel fear hunger love…to feel an eww feeling is just a sign of who we have become. I was walknig my dogs I have four from the shelter through the botanic gardens and they were getting all tangled up in their leashes making people have to walk around us. Those people were angry at us for this…you could tell. I wanted to say “oh yeah humans need MORE space that doesn’t include any animals than we already have.” This woman is doing waht SHOULD be natural. Thank you beautiful lady

  • Anonymous says:

    Tell me where the woman lives I think I just fell in love.

  • Kiyoko says:

    this is so cute there are so many livivng things on this earth and babys are one of them.When I talk about babys you think “oh sure she is talking about a cute baby girl in a mothers hands” but thats not what im talking about I am talking about ANIMAL babys they are the same as human babys and deserve the same amount of love.VEGANS ROCK!!! so stand up america for what you belive in!!!

  • Morena says:

    This is the most beautiful thing that I ever saw in all my life. I’m crying…

  • Zelinha says:

    I have seen photos of native Brazilian Indians doing this with orphaned mammals and a friend of mine told me her mother saved an abandoned puppy this way so it seems to be a natural thing for people with natural empathy for other creatures.

  • claire lloyd says:

    WOWAt least that calf is feeding off another species because its STARVING. Humans just do it because we’re addicted gluttons. Hats off to the woman I wish British people were as giving as the worlds poor.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Why would anyone say “Eww” to such a beautiful picture? This lady practices the kindness she probably preaches every day instead of giving lip service to it the way most people do.

  • Nadia says:

    oh my goodness this picture is absolutely beautiful. its a true picture of love breaking the lines of species. absolutely breathtaking.

  • Doris A Lamprecht says:

    wy cant the whole world be that loving to of gods creatures human and animals alikeit is our duty to do so

  • Nicole says:

    If only all of us Humans could be as compassionate…This fawn might of lost its mama… so the woman fed it. Wouldnt you feed a kid who lost hisher parent and needed love? Dogs Cats Horses DEER all living things need love. Take care of the world around you and it will take care of you.

  • Rem says:

    This is heart warming…

  • Canaduck says:

    Beautiful shot and a good point about things being “gross”. Frankly I still think the idea of people drinking breastmilk from a cow is pretty disgustingbut not if they were starving as this fawn probably was.

  • christine says:

    that is the best thing i have seen today and i hope that woman gets something for helping that fawnif only people can be more like her

  • Judith Bergdorf says:

    Incredibly beautiful and inspiring photo! Love for all beings not just the human variety.