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Christianity and animals
Explore these links to gain an understanding of the traditions and beliefs of Christianity with regard to animal rights.
On God and Dogs by
Many of us keep pet animals relying on them for companionship and affection. In the wake of the animal rights movement, many ethicists have questioned the right of humans to own other sentient beings in this way. The author of this text takes a Christian perspective on the subject.
Patron saint of animals
A short video about the feast day of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals.
When visiting the websites of any organisation, remember that the beliefs of that organisation are being conveyed.
Christian Vegetarian Association
The Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) is an international, non-denominational ministry of believers dedicated to respectfully promoting healthy, Christ-centered and God-honoring living among Christians.
Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals
The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals aims to make Christians and others aware of the need to care for the whole of creation.
The All Creatures organisation is dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics.