Churches are paying closer attention to connection between humans and animals

June 6, 2010
By Lisa Black
Chicago Tribune

Factory farming, green living among topics sparking discussion Animal advocates gain ground in religious circles

In Genesis, the Lord created animals, said they were good and then gave man permission to eat them.

While not a universal belief, many Christians traditionally have embraced a biblical stance on animals as a source of companionship, food and labor, but not much else.