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I am curious what are the religious reasons reg. stray dogs:
 
My understanding: (pl correct me if I am wrong)
 
Buddhists / Jains:    no animal to be killed for whatever reason, even sterilisation not desirable / acceptable
 
Hindus - veg ones: God is in every living being, so not ok to kill
 
Parsis: 600 lashes for killing a stray dog; so not ok to kill
 
Muslims: Ordinary dogs are considered "unclean", so ok to kill
 
Christians: Animals made to serve man, so ok to kill
 
Thus serious re-education and re-orientation is needed.
 
 
and http://www.angelfire.com/biz4/MastiffBreeder/ethics1.html for religious, cultural, ideological, genetic and legal perspectives
 
 
 
BTW, attitudes and beliefs are influenced by such factors as age, gender, marital status, education, income, area of residence, religious orientation, and prior knowledge and/or experience of dogs.















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