RPSE-Religion & Animal Rights

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Buddists believe that we should not mistreat animals because this will insue bad karma. This means that bad things will happen to us. However, good karma [good thoughts, deeds and words] is to be encouraged because then good will happen.

Sikhs believe in 'oneness of creation'. Therefore, all animals and living things are sacred, and therefore should be respected. They also believe that Waheguru is present in everything [shown in the Guru Granth Sahib], and therefore mistreating an animal would be disrespect.

Christians and Jews believe in the fact that we have been commanded to 'rule over'  [Genesis 1:26] the animals. This can be interpreted into Stewardship/ Dominion. However, the scripture in Genesis  which


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