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By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public cognizance to animal affliction, little turns out to have replaced: people proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing unit farms, scientific laboratories, and in other places. during this wide-ranging and perceptive research, Lisa Kemmerer indicates how non secular writings and teachings in seven significant non secular traditions will help humans to think about 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 through drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts with a research of indigenous traditions world wide, then specializes in 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 influenced by way of a private non secular commitment.

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

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