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75 Exquisite Photos of Children Embracing Animals

July 8, 2019

Source Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come

Enjoy these uplifting photos of children embracing other species. These photos were selected because of their uplifting beauty. Part of their beauty is that they were not taken at a zoo, or where animals are a commodity for human profit or entertainment. Many of the animals digitally captured in this collection are rescues in sanctuaries, as opposed to being exploited, or in captivity. The animals are not being ridden, nor do they have harnesses on their faces. Also, I chose photos where the animal looks happy. Many photos of children with animals are for the entertainment of the parents; however the animals don’t look happy about being there, it’s a forced pose. These photos, however, were chosen because they convey a real feeling between two souls. Let the joy that emanates from the children teach us all to respect animals.  Respecting animals means living vegan…


Russian photographer Elena Shumilova


Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya


Boy & Fawn (by Walk in the Woods Photography)


Diksa Anil Mehta with Ramu the orphaned baby langur monkey
that his parents rescued and adopted.


Kellie Parry Photography


Dove Delight


‘Grazing on Buttercups’ by Clare Ahalt Photography, Maryland.


Ashley Gilley Photography


Computer Wallpaper Image


Boy gently petting kangaroo at Tanganyika Wildlife Park – Wichita


Andrea Martin Photography

Girl from Panama caring for her pig friend


Bah Bah Baby Bliss


Russian photographer Elena Shumilova


Sadly, this photo comes from an agricultural fair, but it shows that cows
should not be seen as “burgers / milk”, but as gentle, feeling beings with rights.


Austrian Matteo Walch, when 8 years old, befriends a clan of Alpine marmots.


“Kindness is a Lifestyle”


Russian photographer Elena Shumilova


Cow Kiss


True Love


Cicida and Patrick Poole petting turkey,(2005), Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary, Ontario, Canada.


Theo, the dog, and Beau (the toddler) ‘Nap-time Love Story’


Lacey Gray Photographer catches her 2 yr. old daughter; Kinley loving a rescued 3 day old calf.


Bunny Boy


Stories of Joy Photography


Freedom Hill Animal Sanctuary Australia


Andrea Martin Photography


Kathamandu, Nepal – Asia for Animals


Hummingbird Girl (wallpaper)


Russian photographer Elena Shumilova


‘Eye-to-Eye Chicken High’


Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, Costa Rica


Photo: Farm Sanctuary


A girl and her rescued friend, a baby monkey. Taken in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Baby Goat Kiss


Boy – Rabbit Love


Interspecies Kiss


Austrian Matteo Walch, at 8 years old, befriends a clan of Alpine marmots.


Girl Kisses Dolphin (not in captivity)


Creative Commons Photo of Child playing with Guinea Pig.


Freedom Hill Sanctuary rescued Helen as a blind calf.


Woodland Friends by Lisa Holloway


Frog Admiration


Freckled Flower Child Photography




Photo Credit: Chelsea Noyon of BC. “A Child’s Love”


Boy with Galápagos Tortoise in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Duck Heaven


Photo Credit: Dafna Ben Nun, taken in a forest in Israel with gentle miniature horses.


Ashley Gilley Photography


 Beauty and the Baby


Iwona Podlasinska Photography


Butterfly High


Boy and desert tortoise from Wildwood Wildlife nature park in Wisconsin.


Boy’s Best Buddy


Kangaroos Deserve Kindness.


Andrea Martin Photography


Pigeon Pleasure


Portraits by Elena Mironova | Елена Миронова


Watch the amazing video HERE


I’d like to make a habit of petting a rabbit.


Monkey See, Monkey Do Love You!


Andrea Martin Photography


Feeding Animals is FUN!

Julie O’Neill – Photography for a Compassionate World


Teach children to respect animals.


Russian photographer Elena Shumilova


Boy Pets Fish in a Pond


From the 2017 Documentary ‘Citizen Animal’


Indian Village Girl and her Parrot Friend


Cambodian girl in the Angkor Area with her puppy pal

Andrea Martin Photography

South Australian boy with his pet kangaroo

Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand, where elephants are loved and respected, not ridden.

Puppy Love

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child is father to the great human he/she will become

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

12 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 8, 2019 7:37 am

    child is father to the great human he/she will become

    Liked by 1 person

  2. July 8, 2019 11:13 am

    These are beautiful. Thank you for posting. I have never understood how some cannot see that these are living, breathing, thinking, feeling aware beings.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2019 2:45 pm

      Industries/people that profit from their exploitation will do anything to keep people ignorant. We’ve made the connection, so, too, can they. Thanks, Stasia.


  3. July 8, 2019 11:21 am

    Touching and beautiful. May those children never lose their innocent, natural, loving connection with other creatures. Thanks so much for sharing Stacey 🐾💕

    Liked by 1 person

  4. July 8, 2019 7:29 pm

    Children have to be forcibly taught not to love animals. Doing this crushes a child’s innocence and soul.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2019 8:39 pm

      I think that is true for any being. Very well-said, I completely agree, thanks, Cindy.


  5. July 9, 2019 12:36 am

    The innocence of a child remains with him until the adult manages to contaminate his purity.
    I think that unintentionally many times an infant follows the example of a parent, without sometimes fully understanding his acts.
    Therefore, we as parents, are very important to let the child understand the ethics to follow in life, and this regardless of all that society makes you believe is correct.
    Fantastic images, thank you for sharing them.
    Serene day 🙂 claudine

    Liked by 1 person

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