I got this picture from Facebook were it was circulating with the message that it was from some part of China in which there had been a fire at a factory and this monkey was seen entering the building and rescuing this little dog, it was accompanied with the suggestion that if animals are capable of that sort of compassion then so should we, nice sentiment.
Although what do you think is going on there? Why would a monkey do that? Is the presumption in the quote that the animal kingdom is less compassionate than humankind a fair one or is the opposite true? After all lions or other big cats will not kill every gazelle or wilder beast they come across, only when they are hungry and the rules of aggression among pack animals are different from aggression in the human world.