Individual compassion I agree with but collective 'compassion' I do not! It is always easy to be a philanthropist with someone else's resources.! We must have compassion on our own & apply it individually. As for killing millions of animals to look for cures, that is the overstatement of the year to sympathize with an necessary part of human survival. I am an animal lover but we must be pragmatic & balanced in the need for research to advance medical techniques as well as medicines to bring about survival of human beings. Who kills so easily & violently & then plead for peace on earth? The 2 are not congruent. Those who plead for peace on earth are not 'killers'!