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Animal Ethics

Animals and the Church?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Animals are everywhere in the Christian Bible and yet the erasure of the nonhuman from theological contemplation has been commonplace from the earliest days of the church.

Animals Feel Pleasure -- Here's Why One Man Says That Means We Shouldn't Eat Them

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Do dogs feel pleasure? How about crocodiles? Jonathan Balcombe says yes, they do. And not just dogs and crocodiles, but also fish, monkeys, pigs an...

Every Jewish Question About Animals Answered

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I realized that I had an animal expert in my midst and all of a sudden I started to think of the most intricate questions about animals.

What's St. Paul's Beef With Oxen? Animal Compassion In Light Of 1 Corinthians 9:9-10

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

My question is whether or not there is a way to read 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 that does justice to Paul while minimizing bias against nonhuman species among his readers?

'Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat'

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals" (HarperCollins, $25.99), by Hal Herzog: Consider the cockf...

Using Hamsters to Save Ferrets: The Need for Compassionate Conservation

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is in the best traditions of science to ask questions about ethics. Why do people who get upset at the abuse of other animals permit the use of hamsters?

I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA Premieres Tonight

Patrick Waldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Waldo

As a long time vegetarian, animal rights supporter, and PETA member, I'm excited about the attention the documentary will bring to the organization's causes.