Animal Welfare in World Religion
Teaching and Practice
Author(s): Joyce D’Silva
Reviewed by: Muhammad Manazir Ahsan, The Islamic Foundation, , UK
Reviewed by: Muhammad Manazir Ahsan, The Islamic Foundation, UK
Published by: London/New York: Routledge, 2023, 192pp. ISBN: 978-1032273990.
Joyce D’Silva is Ambassador Emeritus for Compassion in World Farming of animals. She is also co-editor of The Meat Crisis: Developing More Sustainable and Ethical Production and Respecting Animals. The many accolades she has received in recognition of her outstanding work include honorary doctorates awarded by the Universities of Winchester and Keele, UK. She is a patron of the Animal Interfaith Alliance. Fazlun Khalid, the founder of the Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, has stated that, if there is one person in the world qualified to lay down a challenge to the world’s faiths on issues relating to the welfare of animals, it is Joyce D’Silva. A fearless campaigner, activist, now Ambassador Emeritus and formally Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming for over fifteen years, she speaks with authority and has quite eloquently put together the essence of the teachings of the faith traditions in their relationship to animals within this text.