Religion and Animal Rights:

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Use and abuse as 'companions':
+ joy/friendships/comfort, guide/hearing dogs, bred to be pets. - depends on welfare,
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Use and abuse in 'hunting':
'Chasing and killing animals and birds for food, fur or sport'. +entertainment, reduce pest levels. - causing extinction, cruel traps, immoral (do it for food not for fun!).
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Use and abuse in 'work/transport':
+environmentally friendly, reduce pest levels, animal's instinct is helpful (drug finding). - worked to death, unnatural life, poorly treated, special training (harsh), expensive upkeep. Depends on owner.
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Use and abuse in 'farming of animals':
'Dairy products, crops and meat come from farms'. Cheaper = battery farming. Free-range = animals can roam free. +foods are crucial to our survival. - animals are treated as products, unnatural lives, cruel conditions.
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Use and abuse in 'zoos':
Places which keep animals from all over the world for people to see'. +educational, entertainment, breeding programmes, fewer predators on animals, can prevent extinction. -unnatural climate/ environment, separated from species
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Use and abuse in 'bull fighting':
'A sport in which a matador uses set moves to fight a bull, and eventually kill it'. +entertainment, Spanish tradition. -cruel to the bull, great pain/slow death, matador can die.
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Use and abuse in the 'fur and ivory trade':
'Trades which deal in the sale of fur and ivory'. +income. -fur farms and battery farms, cruel, inhumane, skinned alive, discarded carcasses, elephants are killed just for their ivory.
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Use and abuse in 'genetic modification & cloning':
'Involves taking the DNA from an embryo, changing it and putting it back to create a new species of animal'. +prevent extinction, bring back extinct species, replicate pedigree, life saving transplants. -expensive, inhumane, shorter life span.
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Use and abuse in 'animal experiments':
'Animals are bred deliberately as an experimental subject'. BANNED IN BRITAIN. +life saving cures, effect isn't always too bad. -extreme cruelty, death/pain, suffering, unnecessary, protestors cause damage.
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Use and abuse in 'sport':
e.g. horse & dog racing, dog fighting. Charity= 'League Against Cruel Sports'. +entertainment, provides jobs, exercises animals, animals may enjoy it. -cruel, forces unnatural things, treated badly.
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What are three reasons FOR being vegetarian?
Meat can increase the risk of heart disease. It is wrong to kill animals for our benefit. Unhealthy animals= unhealthy humans.
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What are three reasons AGAINST being vegetarian?
Meat provides iron and protein. Jobs are provided e.g. farmers. Meat is part of a balanced diet.
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What are three similarities between humans and animals?
*Reproduction. *Instinct. *Movement/vision. *Al live in the same world and are dependent on the same resources.
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What are five differences between humans and animals?
*Animals act purely on instinct. *Humans can use technology. *Humans have a complex language system. *Humans rule the world. *Animals don't have religious beliefs.
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What are four positive aspects of the status of animals?
*They don't rely on fossil fuels. *Everyone is equal. *They adapt more easily. *Humans rely on technology etc.
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What are three negative aspects of the status of animals?
*Humans rule the world. *Humans make developments e.g. technology. *Humans create solutions.
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Religious responses to the preservation of species frome extinction:
Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental (maintain Earth as a healthy habitat). Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (raise awareness about the welfare of animals). Assisi Declarations- animals deserve respect & protection. (Christian)
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Christian beliefs/ teachings on animal rights: (positive)
Agape, Day of Judgement, Justice, Stewardship. 'God put man in the garden of Eden to work it and take care of it'. 'The earth is the Lords and everything in it'. 'Treat others as you would like to be treated'.God created animals first.
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Christian beliefs/ teachings on animal rights: (negative)
Tolerance, Dominion. 'Rule over the fish of the sea...',
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Buddhist beliefs/ teachings on animal rights: (positive)
Karma. Rebirth. 'Avoid harming living beings'. 'Right intention'. 'Right action'. 'Right livelihood'- no jobs that harm animals. Animals are also part of the cycle of rebirth.
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Muslim beliefs/ teachings on animal rights: (positive)
Humans are kalifah. God created animals first.
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