|“Greyhound and Hare” by Antoine-Louis Barye|
Barye is one of the very few who have rightly expressed the animal nature.
I recall a thing by him of greyhounds killing hares. One of the hounds had a hare in its strong jaws and was crunching it in a cold-blooded way - absolutely without any feeling or passion.
A wild beast devouring another takes its food in a way natural to it, as a tree absorbs moisture, rather than as a creature bent on revenge.
When you throw your own self into the animal you make him human. You should consider him a being different from yourself.