(Dan 3, 57) Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord
 Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, praise and exalt him above all forever.
(CCC 2416) Animals are God's creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory (Cf. Mt 6:26; Dan 3:79-81). Thus men owe them kindness. We should recall the gentleness with which saints like St. Francis of Assisi or St. Philip Neri treated animals.