E 151 Animal Rights, Human Responsibilities? (2008)


Secular ethical thinking on animal welfare has outstripped Christian reflection in recent years, with the result that 'rights' language has come to dominate. But is this the best way to consider the issue?

This well-informed exploration reflects on the paradoxes and tensions in Scripture and Christian thinking to offer some practical perspectives on what is a recurrent issue.

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Author: David Williams

David Williams teaches in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University where he runs the ophthalmology clinic. He is also Director of Studies in veterinary medicine and pathology at St John's College in Cambridge. David has been interested in the impact the Christian faith should have on our use and abuse of animals for many years.

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