Browsing: Religion & Spirituality

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What do the Bible and the Catholic Church say about how we should treat animals? Catholic Action for Animals answers that question and explores a religious perspective on kindness towards animals.

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19th century extermination campaigns slaughtered millions of buffalo in an attempt to wipe out Native Americans and free up land for cattle ranching. Buffalo “management” today is a direct descendent of those actions.

Asia
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Millions of street dogs live in India, and many people there are fearful of them due to the risk of rabies. A combination of mass sterilization, rabies vaccination, and community education improves the situation for dogs and humans alike.

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Security forces are now equipped with slingshots to fend off monkeys who harass visitors at the Taj Mahal. The root cause of this conflict between humans and rhesus macaques is the eradication of the monkeys’ natural habitat, which has forced them into proximity with humans.

Africa
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Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.

Asia
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At Pushkar Fair, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan and neighboring states gather with thousands of camels for trading. This year, a week-long Camel Treatment Camp was organized to offer free veterinary care to the camels and provide information to their handlers about camel health and welfare.

Animal sacrifice
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Significant numbers of owls are being illegally trapped and sacrificed each year in India to supply rituals and ceremonies marking annual Diwali celebrations. While the exact number of owls traded domestically is unknown, estimates place the figure in the thousands.

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