Cheers followed Jasper’s opening statement to a crowd of animal activists in Korea when he said, “Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal.” Jasper then said a prayer for all animals asking for love and compassion from the humans around the globe.
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."