Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
- Franois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
I have some friends who are exactly like Voltaire's animals, and I envy them.
"...they die without any idea of death..."
Unfortunately, we don't know that and too many humans assume it, so we go on hunting and killing and abusing...