Children and animals: two demographics from whom their autonomy is stolen from them the moment they are born. When we fail to see and value both as the precious and unique, fully-formed individuals that they are, we fail to recognize their importance in the world and their right to their bodies, their choices, and their lives. Far-too-often, adult humans place lesser value on those who are smaller and/or different from them. It is this conditioning that must be eradicated if all living beings are to truly know freedom from pain and suffering. We must make the connections, smooth out the blurred lines, and once and for all, recognize that all living beings are here with us and not for us. Even--and perhaps most especially--those we birth and those who have been deemed commodities.