This isn’t a thread about going vegan but just the thought of Christians feeling a moral obligation in being humane towards God’s creatures.
I was horrified at some documentaries on how animals are butchered for meat, and I just don’t understand how animal cruelty isn’t a heavy sin.
I’ve been reading the OT/NT and I’ve noticed that unlike the Jewish and Muslims, we have 0 laws on the way we kill animals for meat. Jews have Kosher and Muslims have Halal, these are religious laws that involve not just the consumption of specific animals but how they are slaughtered.
The roots of their religious laws can be seen in the OT in where God talks about meat consumption. Other than giving rules on what animals can be eaten, God established very strict laws on how animals where treated. This hints me that God never really liked us eating meat but gave the permission because of our natural needs.
Now in the NT, I am aware that the banning of specific meats where lifted however no where does it change the way they are butchered. There is no evidence that God’s views towards the butchering of animals have changed.
Do you think the Church should return this type of laws?