Animal Ag Alliance Offers 'What Would Jesus Really Eat?'
Animal rights activist organizations are using religious forums to spread misleading messages about modern animal agriculture, eliminate individual food choices and end meat consumption. The Humane Society of the United States, for example, has a Faith Outreach program. It has produced a short film that shares "Christian perspectives on factory farming," along with a book, video series and more. PETA also has a Christian outreach division called Jesus People for Animals.
As a result of these efforts by activist groups, many denominations have adopted resolutions regarding animal welfare in recent years, including some that are negative toward modern animal agriculture.
The Animal Agriculture Alliance's working group on this issue identified resources needed to help farmers, ranchers and everyone in agriculture have tough conversations about sensitive issues. The Alliance worked with experts to develop materials to help you have proactive conversations with theological leaders in your community, including 'What Would Jesus Really Eat?'
'What Would Jesus Really Eat? The Biblical Case for Eating Meat' helps arm farmers, ranchers and others in the animal agriculture industry with the information needed to have informed conversations about the complex subject of religion and eating meat. The book, edited by Palm Beach Atlantic University's Wes Jamison, PhD and Paul Copan, PhD, looks at what the Bible has to say about using and eating animals from several different perspectives and tackles topics including the challenges to Christian meat-eating, human exceptionalism and humanity's dominion over other living creatures.
"I would encourage everyone to read this book regardless of their beliefs, since the book presents some very important arguments regarding the ethical use of animals for meat that don't depend on faith," said Greg Bloom, speaker, consultant, trainer and blogger for Meatingplace.
"Frankly, the Bible is often used against you or taken out of context to promote a "less cruel" plant-based diet. However, this book really evaluates scripture and shows how meat-eating is a gift from God," added - Amanda Radke, rancher and blogger for BEEF magazine.
Discounts are available for bulk orders . If you have questions about placing your order, contact the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-562-5160.
Founded in 1987, the Animal Agriculture Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings together farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, animal feed companies, animal health companies, processors, allied associations and others involved in getting food from the farm to our forks.