• I hope the Pope does not shed the ermine trim his clothing. As I argue in my book, Dominion over Wildlife? An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations (Wipf and Stock 2009), there is no reason for him to do so, as Christian or as a pro-environmentalist. In fact, animal rights is fundamentally anti-environmentalist in its effect.

    If you don’t want to read the book, you can visit http://www.stephenvantassel.org for access to various articles published in journals and elsewhere supporting the above thesis.