These comments are in reference to: Toward a Theology of Animals
Thank you. That's a great question for the classes.
In the Hebrew of Genesis 1 and 2, we are told that humans and all other animals we're created as neh-fesh khah-yaw, living souls, and animals do exhibit the characteristics of soul.
We would be very interested in your students conclusions.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary