Angelo Bronzino, The Holy Family, c. 1540,
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Brutes are beasts for God and when animals are nasty among themselves all you have is a very unpleasant situation that is usually sorted out. Humans on the other hand seem to like persecuting one another when all they should be doing is being sacred, divine attendants to God. Divinity is not something that every human aspires to nor would God be interested in hateful people in Heaven. Those given a beautiful chance to see heaven on earth are blessed by divine actions and those of us needing to find God should always look for him in the most sacred place they know.
Angelo Bronzino, An Allegory with Venus and Cupid,
c. 1545, The National Gallery, London