LETTER: Adam's animals

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From Sister Millicent Olga

Sir: The concept of animal rights surely dates back further than 200 years (letter, 15 November). One has only to open one's Bible at the beginning, Genesis, to discover that God created all living creatures and blessed them, and saw that this creation was good. He gave man dominion over them all, not to exploit them, but to look to their well-being. Food provided for human beings did not include the killing and slaughtering of animals.

Yours faithfully,

Millicent Olga

Community of St Mary the Virgin

Wantage, Oxfordshire