This you tube video I am posting consists of the amazing relationship between a lion and human being. Many of us think of animals as simply another "thing" or as an "it" without realizing that they are a living species comparable to humans. They are just as capable of emotions including, but not limited to; happiness, sadness, enjoyment, and love. Furthermore, according to research animals are better than humans in building long lasting relationships based on loyalty. We should not buy into the bad reputation some of us give to the animal kingdom.
This video not only applies to lions - it applies to all species in that they are capable of building relationships and experiencing feelings just like us. We tend to give a bad reputation to anything that looks scary and find excuses to get rid of them almost to the point of extinction, but that should not be the case. If we just take a moment and think of them as equals, this problem would not exist.