Human beings seem to think that animals were created by God for their use. So they treat animals as inferior and have not the slightest consideration for them. In the ancient era, human beings had very good relation with animals. In the Ramaya, Maharshi Valmiki wrote about the warm relation that existed between man and animal. When Sita was abducted by Rava, a bird med Jatayu tried to free her from the clutches of Rava. The bird fought valiantly with Rava, who cut its wings and Jatayu fell to the grownd. When Rama and Laksma came in search of Sita, they were informed by the bird that Rava had abducted Sita. While Jatayu died soon after, Rama and Laksma performed the last rites of the bird with great devotion. Such was the relation between man and wild life in those ancient days.