Religious believers are concerned about animal rights because they believe that, as part of the natural world, animals are precious. For many Christians, a guiding principle is stewardship.
How do Christians believe all living things should be treated?
They can be exploited
They must be treated with respect
They can be treated with indifference
Why are there UK laws concerning animals?
To protect animals from cruelty
To support animal experiments
To ensure people can do what they want with animals
Which of these organisations helps protect animals?
World Wildlife Fund
The Red Cross
What is a vegetarian?
A person who eats all types of meat and fish
A person who only eats fruit that has fallen from trees
A person who does not eat meat or fish
Why do most people keep animals as pets?
To use in order to gain money
How does the idea of the sanctity of life apply to animals?
Only human life is from God so an animal does not have to be respected
Only the higher forms of animal life should be looked after
All life, including animal life, is from God and should be respected
What does the idea of stewardship mean?
Humans have a duty to look after God's world
Humans can exploit the world in any way they like
Humans cannot do anything with any part of the world as it is God's world
What does Christianity teach about diet?
Christians can only eat four-legged animals
There are no rules about what Christians can eat
Christians can only eat fish
Why do some Christians object to animals living in zoos?
The animals might escape
It encourages people to eat meat
A zoo is not an animal's natural environment
What do most Christians believe about experiments on animals?
It is perfectly acceptable, especially for cosmetics
It is acceptable, but only for medicines if there is no alternative way to experiment
There should be no animal experiments at all