The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973



Animal welfare

Sir, - I wish to draw to your attention the formation of the Christian Consultative Council for the Welfare of Animals. The Council has now been in existence nearly a year and is an attempt to co-ordinate the work of Christian Animal Welfare organisations.

Cardinal Gray, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, the Bishop of St. Albans and Lord Soper have agreed to act as patrons.

Our aims and objectives are:

1. To encourage and facilitate the exchange of information between member organisations and where necessary to co-ordinate activities between them.

2.To encourage the churches and their members, in response to the insights of the Christian faith, to embrace an active concern for the well-being of animals.

3. To affirm that mankind owes a duty to the animal creation neither to exploit it nor to tolerate unnecessary cruelty.

4. To monitor, study and enquire into current practices whether relative to the exploitation or to the benefit of animals so as to take and co-ordinate action where necessary.

At present the following organisations are represented on the Council: The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals, The Catholic Study Circle for Animal Welfare, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Society of United Prayer for Animals, The Willowtree Sanctuary for the Welfare of Animals, The Quaker Concern for Animal Welfare, The International Council Against Bullfighting, The Worcester Association of Animal Welfare Societies.

(Rev) Alan Wynne, Secretary

The Universe (5/1/79)

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