What is it about?

What do students at a Omani university think about animals? Do them, who consider themselves more religious, show more concern for animals than they who are religious to lesser extent? The Holy Koran is investigated about what it says about animals and animals rights. This is put in relief of what Omani students actually answers in an quantitative study presented by the researchers.

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Why is it important?

This is one of very few, if any, studies trying to estimate actual attitudes toward animals in a religious context in the Middle East.


The study shows that students who consider them selves more religious, more into Islam, than other students are NOT and maybe moreover to a lesser extent, positive to animals and animals rights. This in direct opposition to what The Holy Koran are describing.

Dr. Erni Gustafsson
Hogskolen i Innlandet

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This page is a summary of: Companion Animals and Religion: A Survey of Attitudes among Omani Students, Society and Animals, April 2020, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/15685306-bja10005.
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