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By Lisa Kemmerer

regardless of expanding public realization to animal anguish, little turns out to have replaced: humans proceed to take advantage of billions of animals in manufacturing facility farms, scientific laboratories, and somewhere else. during this wide-ranging and perceptive research, Lisa Kemmerer exhibits how religious writings and teachings in seven significant non secular traditions can assist humans to contemplate their moral tasks towards different creatures.

Dr. Kemmerer examines the position of nonhuman animals in scripture and fable, within the lives of spiritual exemplars, and by means of drawing on foundational philosophical and ethical teachings. She starts with a research of indigenous traditions around the globe, 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 latest animal advocates who're inspired by way of a private non secular commitment.

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

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