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Dominion over Wildlife? An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations (Wipf and Stock, 2009).

Dominion over Wildlife? by Stephen VantasselWhat does the bible say about human use of animals?

Should Christians be vegetarians?

Can Christians hunt, trap, and fish?

Does the consumption of meat harm the earth and aid in the expansion of hunger among the poor?

Is trapping cruel?

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These are other questions are dealt with in Dominion over Wildlife: An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations.

Stephen Vantassel, Ph.D. (Theology) is uniquely qualified to address these questions because he is not only a trained theologian (and Dean of students at King's Evangelical Divinity School, Wales, UK) but is an expert in the field of wildlife damage management. He is intiimately familiar with the complex issues surrounding human-wildlife interactions as webmaster for the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management ( housed in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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And he will ship the book postpaid to continental U.S.

The book, an adaptation of his doctoral disseration, is over 200 pages long and includes a scripture index. In it, Dr. Vantassel covers the history of the animal rights ideology, what the Old and New Testaments have to say about wildlife, ethical issues surrounding wildlife, scientific questions about wildlife, and the doctrine of shepherdism.

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