Saturday, November 12, 2005

Moral Basis For Animal Welfare

The monument to the killed stray dog would have a huge ethical significance. "The question of respect to the world of animals that live next to us is like the first stage of morality, which one cannot skip in order to proceed to all further stages

Sorry, but that is wrong. The First Stage of morality is as follows:

“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

THEN, we need to consider our respect to, and our stewardship of, the world we live in, including the animals.

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