By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public recognition to animal soreness, little turns out to have replaced: people proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing unit farms, scientific laboratories, and somewhere else. during this wide-ranging and perceptive research, Lisa Kemmerer indicates how religious writings and teachings in seven significant spiritual traditions may help humans to think about their moral duties towards different creatures.

Dr. Kemmerer examines the position of nonhuman animals in scripture and delusion, within the lives of spiritual exemplars, and by way of drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts with a examine of indigenous traditions world wide, then makes a speciality of the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and eventually, religions of the center East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). on the finish of every bankruptcy, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and paintings of up to date animal advocates who're inspired through a private non secular commitment.

Animals and international Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we deal with nonhuman animals is vital for someone claiming one of many world's nice religions.

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