Study addresses pastors' views on animal welfare

“Protestant pastors overwhelmingly agree humanity has a God-given duty to care for animals … They just don’t mention it much from the pulpit.”


There’s so little in Scripture on the topic. … In the course of a decade I think I addressed the topic twice under anthropology, which is where it probably belongs. Animals do not have rights, but human beings do have responsibilities that include caring for animals.

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.