Eco Bible for Animal Welfare

This Book Addresses How Humanity Can Successfully Preserve Animal Welfare In Accordance with the Hebrew Bible

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What Does the Bible Say About Animal Welfare?

Humans Must Protect All Creation

Ancient Hebrew commentary says that God’s blessing to rule over other creatures depends on our living as righteous people.

If humanity becomes worthy by living in a righteous way, then humans shall rule over nature. Rabbi David Sears writes that ruling “comprises a form of stewardship for which humanity is answerable to God.”

We Need to Respect Animals

In our times, people’s love of meat causes them to overlook and tolerate inhumane treatment of most of the 80 billion factory-farmed animals.

Too many people ignore that meat production processes and facilities are a leading driver of the climate crisis, and a contributor to the spread of diseases, including those caused by pathogens in the meat, and among the meat plant workers.

An Age-Old Problem

The concept of anti-cruelty laws to protect animals dates at least to the 1800s, and animal “rights” in the secular world has been discussed seriously since the second half of the twentieth century.

The Torah has been discussing and defending these rights for 3,500 years.

Eco Bible Addresses These Challenges with Positivity and Hope

“Almost as soon as I began reading, I knew that the Eco Bible would be a long term companion for me as I work to care for God’s creation and encourage other people of faith to do the same. Most communities of environmentalists I’ve encountered are heavily burdened by grim predictions of the future, which create an atmosphere of pessimism and disillusionment. What is unique to a Biblical perspective is hope, the “knowledge that we can choose; that we can learn from our mistakes and act differently next time.” The focus of environmentalism in the Eco Bible is completely different from a secular sense of hopelessness: here there is a spiritual conviction that we can and must turn from our destructive actions and live as we were created to: in peaceful, mutually beneficial flourishing with all that is.”

Autumn Ayers Reviewer


About the Authors​


Yonatan Neril is a member of the Faith-Based Advisory Council of the UN Interagency Task Force and the advisory board of the Alliance For The Care Of Our Common Home: A Joint Initiative of the Pontifical Universities in Rome. Raised in California, Yonatan completed an M.A. and B.A. from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues, and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He currently lives with his wife, Shana and their two children in Jerusalem.


Rabbi Leo Dee received a Master’s in Engineering from Cambridge University, a Master’s in Public Health from Hebrew University, and rabbinical ordination in Israel. Following six years as a community Rabbi in the United Kingdom, he moved to Israel where he has worked in the Israeli financial community and within the field of Responsible Investment. He served as director of programs at The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. He lives near Jerusalem with his wife, Lucy, and their children.


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