A great friend of mine is a yogi and, therefore compassionate toward all sentient beings, not just humans. She has kitchen mice and found this humane Buddhist inspired mouse trap. It's a catch and release. Wonderful. All three Eastern spiritual traditions: Buddhist, Vedic and Jain, abhor the killing of animals, insects and birds.
It is diabolical to say that all animals are created for men to be killed and used in any way man likes.
- Swami Vivekananda
Whether they be creatures of the land or air, whoever harms here any living being, who has no compassion for all that live, let such a one be known as depraved. - Buddha in the Kshudraka Agama
Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomena which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging is such acts of brutality. - Dalai Lama 14th