Tutu is making headlines once again, but this time is not because of
his tireless work to end discrimination among humans but actually to
expose the injustice animals are subjected to. He states, “I have
seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are
powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them
and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority.
Animals are in precisely that position. Unless we are mindful of
their interests and speak out loudly on their behalf, abuse and
cruelty go unchallenged.
It is a kind of theological folly to
suppose that God has made the entire world just for human beings, or
to suppose that God is interested in only one of the millions of
species that inhabit God’s good earth.”
Desmond Tutu on Animal Welfare: We Must Fight Injustice to Animals
It’s fantastic that such a prominent church leader recognizes and
voices the massive victimization of God’s animals. Archbishop
Desmond Tutu is setting an incredible precedent at stating that we
must fight the terrible injustice to animals, especially because
they are vulnerable and are also God’s creatures.
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