Religions are concerned about animal rights because they believe that, as part of the natural world, animals are precious. Sikhs believe that animals should be respected as a part of God’s creation.
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 will eat all types of meat and fish
A person who will only eat fruit that has fallen from trees
A person who will not eat any meat
Why do most people keep animals as pets?
To use in order to gain money
Why do Sikhs believe that animals are important?
Animals are important because they are part of creation
Animals have been given to humans for them to use as they wish
Animals are important because they provide food
According to Sikhism, how are animals and humans different?
Humans can communicate more effectively than animals
Only humans can break free from the cycle of life, death and reincarnation
Humans are created by God, animals are not
Are all Sikhs vegetarian?
Yes, all Sikhs are vegetarian
No, Sikhs believe that the choice to be vegetarian is a personal choice
No, but vegetarian Sikhs receive better merit than those who do eat meat
Why is the food served in the langar vegetarian?
The food is easier to prepare
The food is cheaper
Sikhs can offer hospitality to anyone and no one will be offended by being given food they cannot eat
What does Jhakta mean?
It is the Sikh word for vegetarianism
It is the name given to animal instinct which makes animals different to humans
It is the Sikh method of slaughter
Why do many Sikhs not support hunting as a sport?
They believe in the one-ness of everything including animals
They don't like sports
They are afraid of animals