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"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been in the forefront of a spiritual concern for the environment and especially the treatment of animals and birds. There have been sporadic bursts of official concern and prophetic counsel for members to treat all living creatures with kindness. This has been in stark contrast to much of the traditional Christian world, where animals are not considered to have spirits nor will they be resurrected. There have been individual religious people who have held otherwise, but in every church they are in the minority and have strong theological opposition from their leadership. Of course in the Latter-day Saint community there is not strong support for the official position. There is still a lot of ignorance on what the position of the scriptures and the prophets is on the subject of animals."

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Gerald E. Jones
Other Writings of Mormons | Animals and the Church (2003) [Page 89]
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