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By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public recognition to animal ache, little turns out to have replaced: humans proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing unit farms, clinical laboratories, and in different places. during this wide-ranging and perceptive learn, Lisa Kemmerer exhibits how non secular writings and teachings in seven significant non secular traditions will help humans to contemplate their moral tasks towards different creatures.

Dr. Kemmerer examines the function of nonhuman animals in scripture and fable, within the lives of non secular exemplars, and by way of drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts off with a research of indigenous traditions worldwide, then makes a speciality of the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and at last, 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 prompted through a private spiritual commitment.

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

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