All About Animals: Secondary Teachers: Lesson Plan 4: Compassion to Animals

Teachers’ Note: This project can be set for homework following a general classroom discussion on these issues.

Chose one religion from the following list: Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam or Judaism. Research that religion’s views in regard to two subjects listed below. Write an essay that answers the question:

Do animals have an intrinsic value that would lead followers of this religion to subjugate their own desires in preference to the needs and rights of animals?

The Subjects:

  • Diet
  • Factory Farming
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Hunting, Shooting and Fishing
  • Zoos and Circuses