Animal Rights – A scientific and spiritual view on how to treat animals. – part 2
- Published: Sunday, 05 April 2020 11:43
Michiel Haas -- the Netherlands
The author (left) and International President Tim Boyd in Adyar
In part I of this article we learned that most scientists agree that all vertebrates
— mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish — are conscious to varying degrees, have feelings, and can suffer pain. From a spiritual perspective there appears to be a strong suggestion that animals have a soul, often a group soul, but there are surely animals that have al- ready been individualized. And there are clear indications of reincarnation of animals, as appears from conversations with these animals. In this part 2 of the series of 3, we will try to answer the question of how we should treat animals with this knowledge, after looking at the effects of our current relationship with animals in intensive livestock farming.