Very interesting interview concerning Christianity’s role in the animal-welfare movement

I found a great article on the Mother Nature Network website, highlighting an interview with Laura Hobgood-Oster, the author of the book – “The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity’s Compassion for Animals.”

A few of my favorite quotes from the interview –

“” … the book of Job is an excellent example of God’s reminder that all animals are sacred parts of the creation. They also point to the holiest of people — from St. Jerome to St. Brigid to St. Martin de Porres — considering animals compassionately and treating them with great care. “”

“” They live and die, just as we do. They are very much like us — but are also unique. We can’t create them, but we also can’t live without them. We need them, for our physical and spiritual well-being, and somehow we know this. “”

“” The number of animals who suffer in the factory farming system is beyond comprehension for most people. Christians should be deeply concerned with a system that requires so much suffering. “”

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