It is quite true as Catherine Jones points out that we must not be
cruel to animals but we must also remember that God intended that
animals should provide for the needs of mankind.
There also appears to be plenty of evidence in the Old Testament
that slaughtered animals were offered in sacrifice to God.
It is, indeed, rather unfortunate that so many who campaign on
behalf of animals are unperturbed about the experimentation by the
abortionists, of innocent babies.
St. Francis would not mind being called a crank; he sometimes
called his own body 'Brother Ass'.
I heard, sometime ago, about a friendly argument in Heaven during
which St. Patrick called St. Francis - 'A Cissie'. They both enjoyed