This Sunday marks the annual feast day of Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints in Christian history and a saint whose appeal crosses religious boundaries. One reason for that broad popularity is that St. Francis loved animals, and people today seem to love animals more than ever.
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As concern for the environment has grown in faith communities, a greater emphasis has fallen on how people care for and treat animals. The verse in Genesis – a text sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam – that gives mankind “dominion” over the animals is no longer universally interpreted as awarding carte blanche over domestic, [...]
Six animal rights activists are on trial in New Jersey on criminal charges of conspiracy, interstate stalking and harassment against a company that performs tests on live animals. The trial is the latest skirmish in the explosive battle over using animals in medical research – which is required by law for pharmaceuticals and which many [...]