WWJD … to Animals?

Published by PETA.

Anyone who’s ever wondered whether Christianity and compassion for animals are compatible should check out Oliver Thomas’ USA Today column “What’s the Godly Way to Treat Animals?” Thomas, a Baptist preacher, speaks out against chaining dogs and factory farming abuses, including “packing animals shoulder to shoulder in their own excrement” and “wiring them into cages where their personal space is smaller than a piece of printer paper.” I especially like what Thomas has to say about people who dodge their duty to spay and neuter their animal companions: “With free and discounted spay/neuter opportunities galore, that’s inexcusable.” Amen to that!

Be sure to read the whole column, share it with your Christian friends and family, and leave a comment thanking Thomas and USA Today for this great piece. Then check out IslamicConcern.com and JewishVeg.com for information about how other religions believe that animals should be treated.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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