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Articles on Religion and Animals

This is a collection of articles on Articles on Religion and Animals from the Society & Animals Journal in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship.  The Society & Animals Journal is academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities.


“I Promise to Protect Dumb Creatures” ,  Anna Feuerstein, Society & Animals, Vol 23, No. 2

“Buddhist Compassion” and “Animal Abuse” in Thailand’s Tiger Temple. Erik Cohen. Volume 21, Issue 3. Pages 266-283.

A Union of Christianity, Humanity, and Philanthropy: The Christian Tradition and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Nineteenth-Century England. Chien-hui Li. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 265 – 285.

Acceptability of Electrical Stunning and Post-Cut Stunning Among Muslim Communities: A Possible Dialogue. Germana Salamano; Antonio Cuccurese; Antonio Poeta; Enrico Santella; Paola Sechi; Valentina Cambiotti and Beniamino T. Cenci-Goga. Volume 21, Issue 5. Pages 443 – 458.

Addressing Animal Abuse: The Complementary Roles of Religion, Secular Ethics, and the Law. Pamela D. Frasch. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 331 – 348.

Christian Ethics and Contemporary Treatment of Nonhuman Animals. Lisa Kemmerer. Volume 22, Issue 4. Pages 435 – 438.

Dogs: God’s Worst Enemies?. Sophia Menache.

Every Sparrow That Falls: Understanding Animal Rights Activism as Functional Religion. Wesley V. Jamison, Caspar Wenk, and James V. Parker. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 305 – 330.

Knowledge and Attitudes of European Kosher Consumers as Revealed through Focus Groups. Florence Bergeaud-Blackler; Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Mara Miele. Volume 21, Issue 5. Pages 425 – 442.

Notes for a Metamorphosis. Enrico R. A. Giannetto. Volume 21, Issue 1. Pages 75 – 89.

On the Relationship between Birds and Spirits of the Dead. Christopher M. Moreman. Volume 22, Issue 5. Pages 481 – 502.

Poetic Animals and Animal Souls. Randy Malamud. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 263 – 277.

Princely Companion or Object of Offense? The Dog’s Ambiguous Status in Islam. Jenny Berglund. Volume 22, Issue 6. Pages 545 – 559.

Vivisection as War: The “Moral Diseases” of Animal Experimentation and Slavery in British Victorian Quaker Pacifist Ethics. Hayley Rose Glaholt. Volume 20, Issue 2. Pages 154 – 172.

Religion and Other Animals: Ancient Themes, Contemporary Challenges. Paul Waldau. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 227 – 244.

Religion in the Making? Animality, Savagery, and Civilization in the Work of A. N. Whitehead. Clare Palmer. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 287 – 304.

Religious Slaughter: Data from Surveys and Spot-Check Visits in Italy and Animal Welfare Issues. Beniamino T. Cenci-Goga; Paola Sechi; Antonio Cuccurese; Antonio Poeta; Giuseppe De Angelis; Paolo Marini; Carlo Mattiacci; Roberto Rossi; Roberto Pezzato; Germana Salamano and Pasqualino Santori. Volume 21, Issue 5. Pages 459 – 488.

Religious Slaughter: Promoting a Dialogue about the Welfare of Animals at Time of Killing. Mara Miele. Volume 21, Issue 5. Pages 421 – 424.

Support For Animal Rights As A Function Of Belief In Evolution, Religious Fundamentalism, And Religious Denomination. Jamie L. Deleeuw; Luke W. Galen; Cassandra Aebersold; Victoria Stanton. Volume 15, Issue 4. Pages 353 – 363.

The Status of Animals in Biblical and Christian Thought: A Study in Colliding Values. Rod Preece and David Fraser. Volume 8, Issue 3. Pages 245 – 263.

The Symbolic Role of Animals in the Plains Indian Sun Dance. Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence. Volume 1, Issue 1. Pages 17 – 37.

Zoroastrian Attitudes toward Animals. Richard Foltz. Volume 18, Issue 4. Pages 367 – 378.


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