Religion and Philosophy unit 2 (religion and animals)

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  • Religion and Animal Rights
    • Human and Animals
      • Difference
    • Islam
      • They believe everything belongs to Allah and humanity is should be the protectors of the world and animals
    • Buddhism
      • They do believe humans are as important as we are only able to break the cycle of birth,death and rebirth (samsara)
    • Issues Today
      • animals used in sports
      • Animals used for experiments
      • Zoo and pets
      • Fur and Ivory trade
      • Hunting
      • Farming and animals for food. Factory farming vs. free range . Vegetarianism and vegans. Environmental issues and nutritious value
  • We have a concept of a soul and of God
    • Difference
  • Buddhists believe that everything that lives is connected and animals area part of the cycle of rebirth
    • Buddhism
      • They do believe humans are as important as we are only able to break the cycle of birth,death and rebirth (samsara)
  • They also see animals as no different to humans
    • They  have great emphasis on the five Moral Precepts one of which is 'not to harm any living beings'

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