I'm sorry, but what you said there makes no sense. This was an illustration of the truth that animals, who are said not to have "human" feelings, have something that appears to be very much like them, and that it's as foolish to claim they do not as it is to claim that they're exactly the same thing.
As for Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq... what's the point, that the people who are moved by this picture are unmoved by the hundreds of years of suffering that people of all sorts have inflicted on one another? You cannot know whether they are or not, as individuals. As society, as a very general group? You may be right about the collective. But. It's very much the human condition for people to know love, care, and respect, but to withhold those things from people who they don't know, or for some reason have generalized into something that isn't real. For instance, your remark could hardly be taken as an expression of care or respect, yet you are worthy (as all people) of those things. And many of the replies above show the other side of things: a spiritual deformity that lets them dismiss the suffering of other living things with casual cruelty.
Think about it this way: If people can feel sympathy for these allegedly soulless, unfeeling creatures, who have demonstrated that they DO have feelings, then it will be harder for them to just dismiss the suffering of other humans.