RPSE Religion & Animal Rights

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Name 3 companies that work to protect animal rights
RSPCA, WWF and the Body Shop
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When was the first Human Rights Act penned? What else happens on this day?
20th December 1948. Also celebrate International Animal Rights Day
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Give 4 religious views that show we should help animals
Genesis 1:20-25-God made every animal. Genesis 1:26 says we need to 'rule over' or protect the animals. Buddhists believe in Karma-Good deeds=good karma=good afterlife. Guru Granth Sahib says god (Waheguru) is present in every living creature
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What shows we should NOT help animals?
Dominion (Genesis 1:26)-'Rule over' as in be above and use as we wish.
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How do Hindus view animals?
All life believed to have an atman/soul. Contains piece of Brahmin (god). Ganesh is elephant-Lord of success+destroyer of evils+obstacles. Hanuman is mighty ape-worshiped as symbol of physical strength,perseverance and devotion.
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How do Jews view animals?
Animals were saved in the flood. (Genesis 6). Shows animals important to God. 4000+ years ago Judaism outlawed cruelty to animals.One reason Moses chosen to lead Israelites out of Egypt was because caring to animals..
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How do Muslims view animals?
They believe that Prophet Muhammad's words and behavior ('Fear God in your treatment of animals') make it clear causing defenseless creatures pain and suffering is completely unacceptable and will be answerable to God for such actions.
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How do Buddhists work with animals?
Tiger Temple in Thailand: Protects tiger cubs. Pay £15 to have you picture taken with tigers to build new equipment. Looked after by Monks.
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How do Hindus work with animals?
Karni Mata;Mystic Hindu woman from 14th Century-made deal with Yama (God of death)-all tribe's people would be reborn as rats until could be born back in clan. All rats treated like royalty in samsara (cycle of rebirth)-viewed-descendants of relative
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What is the story of St Francis of Assisi?
He believed that the world was a gift from God and that it was given to humans to protect. Treated everything in the earth like a brother or sister. Spoke about the beauty and wonder of God to rocks, birds and trees.
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What are the pledges that the RSPCA have made?
Help animals+improve their welfare;prevent killing healthy animal could be rehomed; riseproportion of animals reared under higher welfare systems in UK; down no. animals in UK who undergo severe suffering if used in exp.; down no. exotic kept as pets
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Give 3 Statistics about Guidedogs?
Average working life of a guide dog is six to seven years; around 4,500 guide dog owners in UK; Guide Gods breed more than 1,200 guide dog pups each year.
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What does the Body Shop do?
First store opened on 26th March 1976; Anita Roddick wanted to create a business that would protect animal rights by not allowing cosmetics to be tested on animals
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Give 3 Key Developments for the protection of animals
1976-WWF launches first marine programme; leading to protection of marine turtles, whales, dolphins ad seals. 1979-WWF launches funds to set up preservation of pandas. 2006-Heart of Borneo prog. to preserve most imp. centres of bio diverstity
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Give 3 religious reasons why its acceptable to have pets?
Guru Granth Sahib teaches Sikh look after pets-Waheguru is preset in everything. Buddhists believe good karma comes from having good thoughts, words, deeds. E.g. protecting pets. Jews and Christians: should choose+treat pets responsibly (Gen 1)
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Give 1 Case against animal testing
Thalidomide: prescribed to pregnant women in 50s-60s to stop morning sickness during pregnancy. Tested on rodents and shown to have no negative side effects. As time passed; shown something seriously wrong with drug. 10,000+ born with defects.
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Give 1 Case against animal testing (II)
Tested on larger animals and shown to have same effect as humans.
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What shows we should NOT help animals?

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