Religious people feel that, as part of the natural world, animals are precious. Hindus believe that according to the principle of ahimsa, no living thing should be harmed.
Why are there UK laws concerning animals?
To protect animals from cruelty
To support animal experiments
To ensure people can do what they want with animals
Which of these organisations helps protect animals?
World Wildlife Fund
The Red Cross
What is a vegetarian?
A person who will eat all types of meat and fish
A person who eats fish but not meat
A person who chooses not to eat any meat
Why do most people keep animals as pets?
To use in order to gain money
Why do many Hindus view cows as sacred?
Because they provide milk and other products that help keep us alive and healthy - like a mother
Because they are afraid of cows
Because they believe eating cows makes you ill
How does the principle of the ahimsa apply to animals?
It's OK to use violence against animals
It is unacceptable to use violence against any living thing
It is necessary to use violence against animals
Followers of which belief system sometimes wear face masks to avoid killing insects by breathing them in?
Why might some Hindus campaign against testing cosmetics on animals?
It exploits and harms animals for human greed and vanity
It encourages people to wear make up
It is not natural
Why might some Hindus be happy to wear leather from India but not from other countries?
It is softer and nicer to wear
Most Indian leather is not made from cows
Most Indian leather is made using cows that have died of natural causes