Posts Tagged ‘Animal rights’

Christ Church Cathedral’s feline outlaws captured

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Christ Church Cathedral is now feline-free for the first time in years after the capture of Bonnie and Clyde. The pair were the last two cats left roaming the earthquake-damaged cathedral and the surrounding square after more than 25 cats were rescued from the area in the past two years. Read more Related Posts:Roof removal Read more

Atheist group suing shelter over Catholic blessing of animals

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

An atheist group in Teteboro is suing to stop an annual blessing of the animals at a New Jersey shelter. reports American Atheists Inc. claims in a federal lawsuit the Bergen County Animal Shelter’s blessing of the animals by a Roman Catholic priest violates the First and Fourth Amendments. Read more Related Posts:Catholic church Read more

Animal rites come before religion

Monday, September 25th, 2017

There’s no shortage of controversy regarding so-called ritual slaughter, ie, the Kosher and Halal requirements that animals be alive when their throats are cut. Such religious practices have traditionally been exempt from the oversight of civil government Animal welfare activists have embraced the thinly disguised anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiments rising across Western Europe as a Read more

Dog gets a catholic burial

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Last month in Belgium, Fr. Francis Lallemand celebrated what is thought to be the first religious funeral service for a dog. A white crib placed in front of the altar had the cremated remains of a Chihuahua called “Miss Chiwa,” which had been a model for dog “clothes” in magazines and TV advertisements. During the Read more