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By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public consciousness to animal pain, little turns out to have replaced: humans proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing unit farms, clinical laboratories, and somewhere else. during this wide-ranging and perceptive learn, Lisa Kemmerer exhibits how religious writings and teachings in seven significant spiritual traditions may also help humans to contemplate 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 means of drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts off with a learn 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 latest animal advocates who're encouraged via a private spiritual commitment.

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

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