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There are animal welfare vegans and animal only-fight-against-other-vegans abolitionist vegans. V-EGANISM is neither. Just as there are positive things and negative things about conservatives and liberals, there are positive things and negative things about welfarists and abolitionists. V-EGANISM avoids all 4 "political parties", and remains as an independent in thoughts and actions, only choosing what is right and just for animals, humans, and the environment. V-EGANISM however does have a mission statement which is how the founder of veganism, Donald Watson, originally coined the word's definition. It was a perfect definition then and it still is a perfect definition now! So the following paragraph is V-EGANISM's official Mission Statement--and nothing more, nothing less, we are simply called, "Vegan Activists", with no additives:
"V-EGANISM educates people and helps people and animals regarding the political and social justice cause, Veganism, which is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practical--all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, cosmetics, household products, entertainment, service or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment."
Many people believe the end of the world is tomorrow, December 21, 2012. This time based on the Mayan calendar. I say "this time" because as we all know, there have been many predictions made in the past about the end times, coming from a variety of places.
According to the Bible and other religious sources, like Allan Kardec's The Spirits' Book, no one can predict the end time, for only God knows the exact time and He's not telling us. In The Spirits' Book, it says if you think God or another spirit has told you an exact date of the end times (or even your or someone else's death), ignore it, as such information is coming from an evil spirit, and--at best--you possibly may get a vague sign but not a precise date of the end times (if indeed there is such a date, especially with the theory of reincarnation....)
I agree with the above statements. No one really knows the time of the end of the world if there will be such a thing (as I believe in reincarnation). No one will ever know until then. But I do strongly believe animals can give us a clue as to when the end of the world is truly near.
I believe animals have predicted earthquakes. For example, in 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the area.
Accounts of similar animal anticipation of earthquakes have surfaced across the centuries since. Catfish moving violently, chickens that stop laying eggs and bees leaving their hive in a panic have been reported. Many people with companion animals have said they've witnessed their dogs and cats acting strangely before the ground shook—barking or whining for no apparent reason, or showing signs of nervousness and restlessness.
Wildlife experts believe animals' more acute hearing and other senses might enable them to hear or feel the Earth's vibration, tipping them off to approaching disaster long before humans realize what's going on. Other ideas suggest animals detect electrical changes in the air or gas released from the Earth. Earthquakes are a sudden phenomenon. Seismologists have no way of knowing exactly when or where the next one will hit, but animals seem to know. The belief that wild and domestic animals possess a sixth sense, and know in advance when the earth is going to shake, has been around for centuries. One of the world's most earthquake-prone countries is Japan, where devastation has taken countless lives and caused enormous damage to property. Researchers there have long studied animals in hopes of discovering what they hear or feel before the Earth shakes can be used as a prediction tool. In September 2003, a medical doctor in Japan made headlines with a study that indicated erratic behavior in dogs, such as excessive barking or biting, could be used to forecast earthquakes. There have also been examples where authorities have forecast successfully major earthquakes, based in part on the observation of the strange antics of animals. For example, in 1975, Chinese officials ordered the evacuation of Haicheng, a city with one million people, just days before a 7.3-magnitude earthquake. Only a small portion of the population was hurt or killed.
It was later discovered though, that a rare series of small tremors, called fore-shocks, occurred before the large earthquake hit the city. It was the fore-shock sequence that gave Chinese officials the solid prediction, but still, the Chinese have continued to look at animal behavior as an aid to earthquake prediction.
Another example is the giant waves that slammed into Sri Lanka and India coastlines. Wild and domestic animals seemed to have known what was about to happen and fled to safety. According to eyewitness accounts, the following events happened:
Elephants screamed and ran for higher ground. Dogs refused to go outdoors. Flamingos abandoned their low-lying breeding areas. Zoo animals rushed into their shelters and could not be enticed to come back out.
The massive tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 9 temblor off the coast of northern Sumatra island. The giant waves rolled through the Indian Ocean, killing more than 150,000 people in a dozen countries. But relatively few animals were reported dead, however, as the animals somehow sensed impending disaster.
In my opinion, I believe if someone really wants to know--as much as they can--around the time the end of the world would occur, they should move to a rural area, and regularly observe the daily behavior of the wildlife animals around them. Having companion, domestic animals is good too, but having been domesticated, these animals could have loss some sharpness in their senses as they aren't as much in touch with nature as their fellow wild animals are. But observe both on a regular basis, learning how to tell normal behavior from abnormal, nervous behavior from both types.
Another great help will be subscribing to reputable wildlife newsletters and checking out their websites from time-to-time. Websites like those have access to researchers all over the world who go out and study/observe animals in their natural habitat; they could be very valuable in news reporting unusual behavior in wildlife.
Why Wiccans Have to Suck It Up and Realize "Harm None" Includes Diet
Written by Paloma
Yes, I am aware that many in the
Wiccan community like to believe that Wicca is a design-your-own mix-and-match
hodgepodge spirituality that has no "dogma." Because dogma is of Western
Religions and therefore evil. You're Wiccan as long as you believe in the
duality of Deity and the Wheel of the Year, blah blah blah.
Sure you are still Wiccan if you eat meat
and dairy and all that-- but are you a "good" Wiccan? Are you a Wiccan living
your Wiccan path according to what the tenets of what being Wiccan means? Before
you start, don't send me emails asking how dare I judge other Wiccans, who I am
to say who is a "good" Wiccan, whatever. Please listen first:
Being "religious," having a "spiritual
tradition," walking the Wiccan "path" all mean the same thing. People coming out
of bad experiences in Catholicism, Christianity, Judaism, etc, can be wary of
initiating this sort of dialogue into Wicca because it brings up bad memories of
Judgement and Hellfire. The difference between what I'm suggesting and what
occurs in those religions is that Wiccans should "judge" or evaluate themselves,
instead of being judged by their community.
In evaluating themselves and their diet
choices, Wiccans must ask themselves if they are truly doing everything they can
to reduce Harm. I can absolutely understand how people who work long hours and
overtime, or single parents, full time students who work full time and plenty of
other situations will make it difficult if not impossible to educate oneself on
complete nutrition overhaul.
But what about those that have the time,
energy and resources and accuse me of being too dogmatic for Wicca? Or cite gods
and goddesses of the hunt and say it's part of the natural cycle to eat meat, as
long as it's in moderation? "In moderation" is the most abused prepositional
phrase in Inanna's gift of language. Would anyone say that using
IV drugs is okay in moderation? Haha, I doubt it. But just like I wouldn't judge
someone addicted to IV drug use, I'm not going to say those addicted to meat and
dairy are horrible people either, but they are putting themselves at huge
personal risk and causing Harm to themselves. But everyone knows that and I'm
not here to preach.
Live you must and let to live, fairly
take and fairly give. That's part of the longer poem, The Celtic Wiccan Rede. I'm not Celtic, and I think this poem
can get silly in parts, there's still great stuff in it. Fairly take and fairly
give... If the same plot of land can sustain healthfully TWENTY vegans or ONE
omnivore, is that really taking fairly? Or is that willfully contributing to a
preventable imbalance of Nature? The argument that "even vegans have to kill,
and therefore Harm for food, so just giving up animals is pointless!" is silly
against this fact, and it's really grasping at straws. If there was something
you could do to lessen inevitable Harm, you have to ask yourself why you
wouldn't do it.
So, while Wiccans who won't stop eating
animal products are of course, still Wiccan, they are going against the tenets
of what Wicca is if they are aware of the implications on humanity and the
environment (you know, the body of The Goddess,) and this is one inconsistancy
they may choose to work on in the future. Catholics who use birth control are
still Catholic and good human beings, but are going against
It's hard to forego animal products, as
it is a physiological addiction, and addictions are terrifying to
The Animals' Christmas album features vocals by Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, and Wimbledon King's College Choir. The Animals' Christmas tells the story of the Nativity of Jesus from the perspective of the animals present. The album cover art was created by Abby Levine.
This video is similar to the previous edition of "Dare to Rise" but now has multiple vocalists with a richer sound. Also, new and improved slides have been added. This is a music video about the wonder of creation, which helps us have reverence for all life so our spirits can be nourished and we can help heal the world.
Written by Anna Huckabee Tull and given by her and Kathyrn Shane (from the First Parish in Concord) to the Reverence for Life Program, Unitarian Universalist Animal Minister. Vocalists are from the First Parish in Concord
Animal Wise takes us on an odyssey into the inner world of animals,
from ants to elephants to wolves, and from sharp-shooting archerfish to pods of
dolphins. With 30 years of experience
covering the sciences, Virgina Morell uses her gifts as a story-teller to
transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world, introducing us to
pioneering animal-cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and
sensitive subjects; the unique personalities of the pioneering researchers involved; the moral and ethical issues raised; and the dilemmas involving how we can accurately uncover animals' cognitive abilities like memory, feelings, personality and self-awareness – traits that many in the 20th century felt were unique only to human beings. By standing behaviourism on its head, She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field
has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do.
She probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser
animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory, feelings, personality, and
self-awareness--traits that many in the twentieth century felt were unique to
There are stories about the researchers and their creative studies involving slugs, chimps, voles, hummingbirds, ants and many other creatures.
Most people have no idea that dolphins are self-aware, rats love to be tickled, chimps grieve, killer whales have cultures, and octopuses have personalities, dogs have extensive vocabularies and birds practice songs in their sleep. Voles love, jays plan ahead. A moth remembers its life as a caterpillar.
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures takes us on this journey into the minds and emotions of animals through the unusual, bright, and committed researchers who study them.
This could be a sign posted in the country of Costa Rica!
Costa Rica is now the first country in the Americas to ban sport hunting!
An overwhelming majority of the country’s lawmakers voted 41 to 5 to protect its greatest treasures--the animals--who call this tropical paradise home. Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, and welcomes around 300,000 visitors a year who come to enjoy exotic species like jaguars, pumas and giant sea turtles.
This small Latin American nation, of just under five million people, has become a model for the world to strive to emulate.
They said they have declared peace with nature. They feel a strong sense of responsibility about looking after their wealth of biodiversity.
Costa Rica also takes top honors as the happiest country on the planet, according to the Happy Planet Index.
I had my very first phone conference this afternoon with 6 other people as we discussed ways of getting the word out more regarding having reverence for all lives, based on the Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle:
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Which, in simpler terms, means we need to take care of our planet, Earth, the home we share with all living
The one-hour phone conference went very well. We came up with a lot of great ideas, and decided to keep several old ideas that work. We also made some clarifications about certain issues. We decided to have another meeting--be it via phone or online--sometime in the near future.
As I mention great gifts for holiday shopping, I want to mention Ten Talents cookbook, which is my favorite all-around book of all time. Just to let you know, Ten Talents is not a vegan cookbook; it does have some recipes with honey, but that's it regarding animal ingredients.
Frank and Rosalie Hurd's Ten Talents is a classic natural foods vegetarian/vegan health manual emphasizing God's Original Diet for man, from the Garden of Eden as found in the Bible--Genesis 1:29.
A pioneer veg*n best-seller, Ten Talents was first published in 1968, when the term vegan was virtually unknown in the US. This book of 675 pages has over 1,000 healthy recipes, including 21 informative chapters on foods, and in proper combination for fantastic health and nutrition. It has a natural foods and appliance glossary, information on baby feeding with recipes, recipes using vegetables, legumes, breads, desserts, fruits & fruit salads, grains, herbs & seasonings, meatless main dishes, nuts, seeds, olives, vegetable salads, salad dressings & dips, sandwiches & spreads, sauces, creams & gravies, soups & stews, sprouting, vegetables & side dishes, meal planning & menus, canning, freezing & drying, dairy & cheese substitutes, beverages, a section for those on a transition diet, and a chapter on the 10 healthy lifestyle principals for abundant health.
Compiled from the storehouse of real foods without the use of refined sugars, harmful additives, and animal/dairy products (except honey, which can be easily substituted by using other sweeteners the book mentions).
Ten Talents stays updated (the current book edition was published in April 2, 2012). It is also beautifully and artistically illustrated with more than 1,300 color photographs.
In Praise of Animals honors the animals in our lives. In this unique
collection, Edward Searl has gathered poems, prose, blessings, chants--tributes
of all kinds, ancient and modern. He explores the varied topics of pets,
wildlife, stewardship, ecology, evolution, and the spiritual connection among
He establishes the connections which link us to two-legged, four-legged, winged and finned creatures and sees us all together on the same evolutionary adventure of diversity.
These poems, prayers and blessings about our animal brethren are drawn from around the world and throughout history. The book speaks to a child's sense of connection with the animal kingdom.
Amusing and reverential, Eliza Blanchard weaves together a collection that inspires gratitude and joy for a world rich in diversity and wonder. Sources include the Bible, African and Native American cultures, Lewis Carroll, William Wordsworth and Christina Rosetti. Full-color illustrations.
Gary A. Kowalski is a minister and an American author noted for his books on eco-spirituality, science, history, and animals. He is the author of eight books including:
The Souls of Animals, Science and the Search for God
Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Pet
Blessings of the Animals: Celebrating Our Kinship With All Creation
The Bible According To Noah: Theology As If Animals Mattered, Earth Day
Green Mountain Spring and Other Leaps of Faith
Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers
A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Divinity School, Kowalski was the senior minister of Burlington's First Unitarian Universalist Society for over 20 years. While there, he performed about 25 marriage ceremonies each year, including same-sex marriages because Kowalski said that the church should support all long-term, mutually committed relationships.He also served on the Vermont State Advisory Panel to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
In the summer of 2010, Kowalski left Burlington and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to begin a 12-month interim ministry for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe. In the following year, he became interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist, of Sudbury, Massachusetts.
The Bible According to Noah explores the ancient stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham's near
sacrifice of Isaac, the torment of Job, and Jonah and the whale to explore their
relevance today—especially in regard to how we view and treat other animals.
Kowalski draws together the findings of animal science to create an ecologically inspired rendition of the
scriptures that honors the sanctity and kinship of all living beings. He uncovers the psychological and spiritual
connections we have with other animals and those, such as children, who are left
in our care. Kowalski calls for a different reading of the ancient wisdom of the
Bible—one that advocates nonviolence, tolerates difference, and demands justice.
The book takes this topic to new depths of intellectual inquiry, examining the role of animals in biblical texts and, by extension, contemporary culture. Arguing that a new appreciation of animals is desperately needed to rescue Western society from its own anti-environmentalism, Gary Kowalski offers new renditions of familiar biblical stories: God tells humans to love the earth and preserve it instead of dominate it.
In the book, Goodbye, Friend, author Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your companion animal. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your companion's memory, talking to children about death, and considering death and the continuum of life, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal and is a much-needed resource for any grieving companion parent.
shows the need for the Church to recognize bereavement for companion animals in
the same way it recognizes bereavement over human loss and the need to stop
denying the fact that animals have souls and spirits, just as we do.
series of short chapters, the author walks us through the mourning process of
various individuals through whom we can relate our own losses and look forward
with hope to seeing our lost companions again in heaven. Our feelings of loss
are not unique, but universal among all people of compassion.
his book with ideas for creating a memorial service and inspirational readings
from many faiths, past and present.
A week from today is Thanksgiving. This holiday and it’s traditions are mainly about food and one food in particular:
A turkey is, like a dog or cat, a sentient being with thoughts, feelings and desires.
But unlike our companion animals, a turkey goes through a tremendous amount of suffering to end up in the grocery store and consequently on the Thanksgiving table. Turkeys are neglected, mutilated, and die a horrible death all so they can be the centerpiece on tables, and as people gorge themselves on the carcass of a sentient being that endured a gruesome fate.
We can stop this tradition and the cruelty involved. There are other foods that can be sought for those who want to look at this time of giving thanks in a different, more compassionate way. A way without supporting cruelty, a way to celebrate giving thanks with an abundance of compassion.
If you are not vegan already, please think about the animal suffering that is involved during this holiday season and every day. The traditions of Thanksgiving is to be thankful for what we have, health, happiness, love and family. We should extend these privileges to all creatures that share this planet with us.
In this revised edition of his celebrated book, The Souls of Animals, Unitarian Universalist minister Reverend Gary Kowalski discusses the big spiritual questions around our relationship with animals--whether they have souls, self-consciousness, awareness of death, and a capacity for recognizing beauty. Rev. Kowalski combines heartwarming stories with solid science to show
that other creatures are not insensitive objects devoid of feeling and intellect
but thinking, sentient beings with an inward, spiritual life.
The Souls of Animals presents insights into the emotional lives of animals, their creative abilities, their sense of play, their experience of love, and their awareness of death. As John Robbins states in the preface: this book is a resource that is about "learning to take our place with reverence and respect in the council of all beings."
Familiar Strangers: The Church and the Vegetarian Movement in Britain (1809-2009) is a book about the history of the relationship between the Churches and organized vegetarianism in Britain over two centuries.
Within the name, Familiar Strangers, author John Gilheany captures the essence of the struggle that has existed between the church and the vegetarian movements for the past 2,000 years, and his study of the last 200 years in Britain highlights the continued struggle, as well as the advances that have occurred.
For far too many years the majority of churches and church leaders have turned a blind eye and heart toward the suffering of animals, and the health problems to human beings that an animal product based diet causes. In Familiar Strangers, John Gilheany brings to light the historical documentation and the need for all of us to become vegetarian/vegan, for it is God's heavenly will for our lives, and the best thing for the animals and the environment.
In Familiar Strangers, we also see how the animal rights movement was a natural progression of the vegetarian influence with it's concern for the suffering of animals.
In 1809, the origins of the vegetarian movement were set in place with the foundation of the Bible Christian Church of Salford. The radical sect, whose congregation included local Civic leaders and the first M.P. for Salford, Joseph Brotherton (1783 - 1857) was instrumental in the formation of the Vegetarian Society, in 1847. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, the wider Food Reform movement had developed both secular and spiritual ideals which attracted a notable proportion of Christians.
Among the more prominent religious figures to have shared an association with Christian vegetarianism have been John and Charles Wesley; General William Booth, C.H Spurgeon, Leo Tolstoy, Lord Soper, and even Mahatma Gandhi.
The reluctance of the Vegetarian Society to adopt an overtly theological stance led to the formation of related but distinctly religious organizations. The Order of the Golden Age became particularly influential during the Edwardian period whilst operating from prestigious offices in London's Knightsbridge. The most remarkable achievement of the forgotten organization occurred in 1907, when their propaganda was met with a change in diet on the part of Pope Pius X.
The vegetarian movement entered into a decline after the Second World War from which it was unable to recover until the Counter Culture of the 1960s eventually gave rise to the modern animal rights movement.
Animals--God's Faithful Servants is written from a Christian perspective about the sacred relationship between God, man and animals. It deals with animal theology, pet loss euthanasia, dealing with grief, funeral services and includes biblical references to animals.
The grief that follows the death of an animal companion can be crippling emotionally,
mentally, and even physically. This book can help anyone discover the many emotional reactions and responses to the loss of a pet, learn what happens at a pet cemetery burial, cremation, or home burial and help you to find out arrangements that are legally available.
This is a fabulous book on animals and spirituality, and it covers other topics relating to animals as well. Leading animal experts "consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their
belief systems, myths, rituals, and art...Their findings offer profound insights
into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social
and ecological web in which we all live....They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and
stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary
challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment."
For more information on this book, check it out here:
The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you’ll
ever endure. But recovery isn’t only about closure. You also want to know where
your best friend has gone.
After the intense, unexpected grief he
experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical
scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After
devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to
bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You’ll find
answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife—and you’ll also get
a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief.
Animals have detected
earthquake and disasters hours or even days before they occurred and some
species have travelled impressive distances to be reunited with lost family
members. If they have these incredible abilities, it seems quite possible that
they could potentially be able to interact with the spirit world. Animals are
intelligent and often demonstrate intuitions and instincts that humans don’t
always appear to have.
- a psychic connection that some pets may have with their owners through
connections Sheldrake calls "morphic fields." It is this ability that enables
pets to "know" when their owners are on their way home. In the section of
Sheldrake's book focusing on telepathy, he asserts that this ability arises from
the strong bond that develops between human and family animal companion. He
relates several anecdotes from animal guardians who believe their animals are
psychically picking up their intentions.
The Sense of
Direction - this ability accounts for the "incredible travels" some
animals make to be with their owners, including homing pigeons. There are
many stories told...animals that have made long, sometime arduous journeys to be
reunited with their owners are some of the most incredible and compelling cases
for unexplained animal powers.
- this may explain why some animals seem to know when earthquakes and other
events are about to occur. In this section of the book, Sheldrake explores the
possibility that some animals can forewarn us of events that are about to
occur. Some animal companions seem to know when their owners are about to have
The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful
Mother, popularly known as The Grotto is a beautiful 62-acre Catholic
sanctuary on Sandy Boulevard at Northeast 85th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. The
sanctuary sets both at the foot of and on top of a cliff. It is a non-profit
organization supported solely by the proceeds of its gift shop and by donations.
It is administered by the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.
A large meditation hall whose main chamber is at
clifftop level extends down to the foot of the cliff; a cross on the hall is
visible many miles away. In addition to a church, there are several thousand
feet of trails, including a trail of the Stations of the Cross, along
which the faithful may pass in contemplation.
The Grotto is open daily throughout the
year. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas following the celebration of
The Grotto had their 29th annual Blessing of the Animals in the Grotto Plaza this year. The annual event is always held on the third Sunday of July (rain or shine) and offers individuals with companion animals an opportunity to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional and physical well-being. This annual event attracts a wide variety of animals and their human friends. Individuals of all faiths are invited to bring their companion animals, properly restrained, to The Grotto for the Blessing of the Animals.
Andrew Linzey is an Anglican priest, theologian, author, and prominent figure in the Christian vegetarian movement. He has authored and co-wrote many books on the subject of animal reverence.
Linzey has often been quoted as saying "Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight. ... Christians whose eyes are fixed on the awfulness of crucifixion are in a special position to understand the awfulness of innocent suffering. The Cross of Christ is God's absolute identification with the weak, the powerless, and the vulnerable, but most of all with unprotected, undefended, innocent suffering.
In 1990, he was awarded the Peaceable Kingdom Medal for outstanding work in the field of theology and animals. In June, 2001, he was awarded a DD (Doctor of Divinity) degree by George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, in recognition of his “unique and massive pioneering work in the area of the theology of creation with particular reference to the rights and welfare of God’s sentient creatures”. This is the highest award that the Archbishop can bestow on a theologian and the first time it has been awarded for work involving animals. In 2006, in recognition of his role in the creation of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Linzey was named the Henry Bergh Professor of Animal Ethics at the Graduate Theological Foundation in the U.S., the first such professorship of its kind in the world.
Some of Andrew Linzey's works:
Animal Rights: A Christian Perspective (London: SCM Press, 1976)
Christianity and the Rights of Animals (London: SPCK and New York: Crossroad, 1987 and 1989)
Animal Theology (London: SCM Press and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1994 and 1996)
Animal Gospel: The Christian Defense of Animals (Hodder & Stoughton Religious, 1998)
Animal Gospel: Christian Faith as If Animals Mattered (London: Hodder and Stougton, and Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1999 and 2000)
Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care (London: SCM Press and Cleveland: Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 1999 and 2001)
Creatures of the Same God: Explorations in Animal Theology (New York: Lantern Books, 2009).
Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2009).