Earth Day 2021-Restore Our Earth

CCA are celebrating “Earth Day 2021-Restore our Earth” by today launching a new educational campaign designed to re-examine the relationship between human and non-human creation with specific reference to the creation scripture from Genesis. We will look at ALL aspects of human/non human animal interaction. There could no greater restoration of our Earth by than returning it to the pristine condition it was at the time when it was created by God and when humans were intended to follow a plant based diet and all animals and humans lived in harmony. We often hear nowadays about “restore to factory setting” and this is what we need to do – “Restore our Earth” to how God created it.

And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’  And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.  And God blessed them; and God said unto them: ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth.’

CCA shall progress this discussion via all our outlets but the main debate will be held in the pages of The Ark and we will be inviting all our readers to participate as we examine the subject and meaning of the scriptural text within the parameters of our own time and in the context of global climate change, mass biodiversity loss and, of course, Catholic Social Teaching, and not least Pope Francis’ ground-breaking Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si’.

CCA interprets the word “dominion” in the scripture as “stewardship”  and that all humans have a duty of care and concern for all of creation as the “caretakers of God’s creation”.

Horse Racing Deaths at the Grand National

The Grand National 2021 has just been held and yet another innocent horse has died with the tragic death of The Long Mile and this is in addition to the death of Houx Gris the day before at the same so called “festival”.

Horse Racing Deaths at Cheltenham

On a much less happy note we have just seen the horrors of the Cheltenham Horse Festival 2021 during which more innocent animals have died with the death of Kings Temptation on Day 2 of the “festival”.
We have seen the usual platitudes from the horseracing industry but they know full well that innocent horses die EVERY year during this event and Kings Temptation was the 69th horse to die at Cheltenham Festival since 2000 and around 200 horses die every year on British racecourses in this so called sport.
It is time to put an end to this cruelty.




Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.


The charity meets its objective of advancing Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation through the production of its magazine, The Ark, which is issued three times a year, and through its website and social media outreach. The Chief Executive promotes the work of the charity by engaging with other organisations and giving presentations.

Public Benefit

The charity provides a public benefit by producing educational material and giving talks on the empathetic treatment of animals, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, which gives a moral benefit to the human community.


The charity has a high impact by informing and educating on the issues of Animal Advocacy among the Catholic world population at all levels, from the Vatican as the Catholic Church’s highest institution to individual Catholics throughout the world. The Charity also works very closely with other Animal Advocate organisations and individuals worldwide.

Animal Interfaith Alliance

CCA is a founder member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance