If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
Animals don't have a voice, so I think it is our job to give them one.
Having a baby can be a scream.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.