Posts Tagged ‘Animal rights’

Atheist group suing shelter over Catholic blessing of animals Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

An atheist group in Teteboro is suing to stop an annual blessing of the animals at a New Jersey shelter. NJ.com 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:Wedding couple’s Read more

Animal rites come before religion Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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