Indigenous cosmologies dictate that human and universe are of the same essence. Thus, respecting and keeping an equilibrium with the planet is fundamental for the survival of all.
According to ancient pre-Hispanic cosmologies, all the beings that populate the world have a material and an immaterial manifestation. Animals, plants and humans are nothing but the same expression of a common spiritual essence that connects them all.
Ancient wisdom tells us that all plants and animals are worthy of respect and protection as they are equal to humans. Natural elements and animals that were considered important or sacred, not only for their function: nourishment, but also for the philosophical or mystical concepts associated to them, are represented in pre-Hispanic art.