All God's Creatures


In many ways, the modern animal-welfare movement was birthed by evangelicalism and began with John Wesley.During most of the 18th century, animals played a central and visible role in most people’s lives. Animals were sources of food, clothing, and means of transportation. Sadly, animals were also a common source of entertainment in various forms of brutal blood sports. As gathered over the years, cruelty to animals was as pervasive as the animals themselves. Well into the 19th century, animals were viewed under the law, “as items of personal property not much different than a shovel or plow.”Become a subscriber and read more here.By Karen Swallow PriorImage from: