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  1. The Purpose of Animals According to Mark and Athanasius

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Herzog

    Religion affects how groups of people view animals, and these views can vary between writers within the same religion. Both the author of the Gospel of Mark and the author of “The Incarnation of the Word of God” present animals as subordinate to humans, revealing hierarchies within...

  2. We Are All Noah: Tom Regan's Olive Branch to Religious Animal Ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew C. Halteman

    For the past thirty years, Tom Regan has bucked the trend among secular animal rights philosophers and spoken patiently and persistently to the best angels of religious ethics in a stream of publications that enjoins religious scholars, clergy, and lay people alike to rediscover the resources...

  3. Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future

    | Contributor(s):: Piers Locke

    It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992, Derry 2003, 2006, Hurn 2008a, 2008b), elephant husbandry has yet to be constituted as an integrated...

  4. Paws in the sand: the emergence and development of the use of canids in the funerary practice of the ancient Egyptians(ca. 5000 BC – 395 AD) : a thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

    | Contributor(s):: Mary Louise Hartley

    This research investigates the nature and scope of the inclusion of canids/dogs in the funerary practice of the ancient Egyptians. Canids used in a mortuary context are well known, due mainly to the use of canids in the later votive context. However, the first documented evidence of actual...

  5. The islamic code of animal - human relationships

    | Contributor(s):: A-H.B.A. Masri

  6. The wrong kind of sacrifice

    | Contributor(s):: Namia Akhtar

    Eid is an occasion to reconnect with our higher selves, the transcendent self that exists within us to connect with the celestial and to instill at least a fragment of that celestial order in our lives. Nonetheless, in contemporary Muslim society in urban Bangladesh, Eid-ul-Azha has evolved into...

  7. Utilitarianism and Buddist ethics: a comparative approach to the ethics of animal research

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Watt

    This thesis explores the comparison utilitarianism and Buddhist ethics as they can be  applied to animal research. It begins by examining some of the general discussions  surrounding the use of animals in research. The historical views on the moral status of  animals, the debate...

  8. Signifying Difference: Muslim Experiences with Dogs in Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Johanne Horsfall

    There is a tendency for signifiers to be constructed within intergroup tensions as a means of distinguishing "us and them". Dogs are seemingly held as “man’s best friend” in “Western” society, and often defined as a symbol of certain cultural values not...

  9. Grumpy Cat On Hump Day: Animals' Effects On Mind, Body, And Spirit- And What We Ought To Do About It

    | Contributor(s):: Shannon Doherty

    "How ought we to live?" It is the Jesuit question, the question that guides our classes and our lives, the question we must answer to fulfill our call to become "men and women in service of others." Throughout our Jesuit education, we often hear the question "How ought we...

  10. Gandhi and the Cow: The Ethics of Human/Animal Relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Juergensmeyer

    The cow is a poem of pity... the mother to millions of Indian mankind...Cow protection to me is one of the most wonderful phenomena in human evolution. [1]It is a source of puzzled embarrassment to many Gandhian admirers, who otherwise find in his thoughts a happy marriage of the more...

  11. Pet ownership and health

    | Contributor(s):: June Mcnicholas

    This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal. Studies 1-3 examine candidate factors to explain both health advantages and likelihood of pet ownership. Type A...

  12. Origins of the animal husbandry ethic

    | Contributor(s):: Jo Ann Hedleston

    This thesis gives a historical account of the ethical idea of kindness to animals that is part of the animal husbandry ethic as found in British and American culture. It deals in particular with the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson as the "author", along with Adam Smith, of the American...

  13. Sermon: "Chrsitians and companion animals"

    | Contributor(s):: Marc A. Wessels

    We celebrate on this special day, proclaiming the good news to both human and non-humans that Jesus Christ has risen. The God who took on human form is the person whom God raised from the dead. It is this man, the "New Adam," which brings the promise of new life to all of God's creatures.

  14. Animal Imagery in the Psychoanalytic World: Childhood, Pathology, and Culture

    | Contributor(s):: Stagner, Brian H.

  15. The relationship of religious and existential variables to scores on the animal-human continuity scale and perception of beliefs about animals and equality of mankind

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Schaffner, Frank Lyle King

    The purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship between religious and existential variables and the Animal-Human Continuity Scale (Templer et al., 2006). The AHCS measures the extent that the respondent views animals and humans in a dichotomous versus a continuous perspective....