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This website serves as an information source and ordering mechanism for the book: "Kindness to Animals and Caring for the Earth: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Latter-day Saint Church Leaders" by Richard D. Stratton (ISBN# 1592990460) (2004).


This text contains over 200 statements and stories on kindness to animals and caring for the earth from leaders, scholars, scientists, astronauts, historians, and frontiersmen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon).  Approximately ninety percent of the passages are from prophets and apostles, including excerpts from nearly every President of the Church.  Each share their opinions, stories, or heartfelt expressions on kindness to animals and respect and admiration for the natural world.  Quotations can be read from cover to cover, studied and meditated on individually, or used as supporting text for talks, lessons, articles, etc.  The book also contains a key phrase index, author index and biographical sketches, and keyword index.  It is the product of over 16 years of casual searching, compiling, arranging, editing, and publishing.   The hardback book is 141 pages in length. 


Were there animals and plant life in the premortal existence?  Do animals have spirits?  What does it mean to be a steward and have dominion over the earth?  What does it mean to be humane?  Did the Church have humane programs?  Is it a sin to needlessly kill animals? Will animals be resurrected? Are there animals in heaven?