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Animals, Religion and the Environment
The Bible’s Teachings on Protecting Animals and Nature
by Lewis Regenstein

Part 6: The Beasts of the Field Shall Be at Peace with Thee

The Book of Psalms makes it clear that God's goodness and compassion are not reserved just for humans but extend to all of His creatures.

Psalm 36:6 praises the Deity, saying that animals as well as humans are subject to His protection: “Thy righteousness is like the great mountains.... O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”

Psalm 145 reiterates this theme of God's concern for all His creatures: “The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works … thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing.”

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