Animal T-shirts Emporium (ATE) is a website devoted
to promoting the beauty, conservation and humanity to
animals. This site is run by conservationists, environmentalists,
animal rights advocates and other who believe in the
humane treatment of animals.
It is our desire to sell products which promote the
beauty and kinship with animals among every peoples.
We believe that animals are the future. If we take
care of the animals and the environment then they will
take care of us. Animals were put on this earth for
a reason. They're not here so that we may mistreat them.
They're not here that we may kill them at our leisure.
Like it or not, we're animals ourselves so at the very
least we need to have empathy for God's creatures on
this earth. Animals are not here to serve us; we're
here to serve them. We're the benevolent benefactors
of the creatures on this earth. It is up to us to be
the world's caretakers.
Avoiding war, saving the environment and protecting
animals is everyone responsibility as citizens of the
world. Animals are our friends and cohabitants on this
big blue ball we all live on. Just as we learn to live
with human neighbors, we also need to know how to live
with animal neighbors as well.
The world is perfect as it is. There is no need to
prove dominance or dominion over the other creatures.
We're the smart ones. It is up to humankind to practice
tolerance and benevolence. Since we're the smartest
of the creatures it is up to us to make room for all
of the creatures on this planet.
The world is big enough for all of us. What this planet
needs is everyone looking out for everyone else including
the smallest of creatures. You don't need to be a veterinarian
or marine biologist to have an impact on the animals
of this world. You only need to have a desire to appreciate
the creatures on the earth and take action steps in
order to protect and help grow the animal population.
Whether you believe in Noah or Darwin, the saving and
promotion of animals on this planet has a long history.
Noah saved two of every kind of animal so that all animals
would survive the great flood. Darwin, on the other
hand, believed in survival of the fittest and that animals
evolved in relation to changing environmental conditions.
Animals make our lives better. They provide comfort
in troubled times, companionship and wonderment. Why
are animals on this planet? Why are we here? It gives
one a sense that there is something bigger than ourselves
all around us. The complexity of micro and macro ecosystems
point to a majestic orderly universe and some unifying
power that is greater than ourselves. "There are
more things than heaven and earth, Horatio" as
Shakespeare may say. Animals only add to the mystery
of the universe and the universal truths we seek in
discovering why we're truly here.
That we share this mystery of universal truth is a
miracle into itself.