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Animals and World Religions$
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Lisa Kemmerer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199790678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.001.0001

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Animals and World Religions

Lisa Kemmerer

Oxford University Press

The introduction provides focus and intent for the book: focusing on core religious teachings that explain how human beings ought to behave in relation to other animals—teachings that shed light on animal welfare, animal rights, and animal liberation—with the intent that this information be considered in light of contemporary practices and consumer choices. The introduction closes with an explanation of language and social justice activism, introducing the term “anymal.”

Keywords:   religion, humans, animals, animal welfare, animal rights, animal liberation, consumer choices, social justice, activism, anymal

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