Concepts in Animal Welfare: 27. Religion and animal welfare

This module provides an overview of what some of the world’s religions think about animals and how some scholars within each religion interpret these teachings. It looks at how science can shed light on the interaction between religious beliefs and animal welfare. Specifically, it looks at social science data concerning the influence of religious beliefs on behaviours such as voting about animal welfare. It will also look at data from veterinary studies about whether religious slaughter (without stunning) causes more suffering in animals than secular slaughter (with stunning) does.

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