The Ark

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The Fur Trade: Cruelty in the Cause of Fashion by Fr Martin Henig; Animals and the Common Good by Dr Edward Echlin; Reconnecting with Our Religions by Barbara Gardner; Maintaining UK Animal Welfare after Brexit by Lorraine Platt; Compassion Fatigue by Rev. Christa Blanke.  Also 2017 Ecumenical Animal Welfare Retreat; Presentation of St Francis Award to Joyce D’Silva; Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics – The Ethics of Fur; CIWF & WWF Extinction & Livestock Conference; Eurogroup.


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The Ark – Summer 2017 – 236

Politics & Nature: The Reality We Can’t Ignore by Dr Charlotte Regan (IFAW);  Can Animals be Treated Well in Laboratories? by Frances Cheng (PETA); Animal Advocacy & the Charge of Anthropomorphism by Stephen Kaufmann (CVA);  Crux Interview with Chris Fegan by Charles Camosy (Crux); A Successful Retreat by The St Francis Alliance Team;  A Catholic Message on Our Treatment of Animals by Bishop John Arnold and much, much more ….


The Ark – Spring 2017 – Issue 235

In This Issue:

Reflections on Laudato Si’ by CCA’s President – Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP,  Current Animal Issues in British Polictics – Sir David Amess MP, We are There for the Animals – Rev. Christa Blanke, Saints Against Hunting – Dr Richard Ryder.



 The Ark – Autumn/Winter 2016 – Issue 234

In This Issue:

Laudato Si’: A View from the Wildwood – Fr Martin Henig, Vegetarianism and Chrisitianity:  Are they Compatible? – Keith Akers, World Youth Day – Chris Fegan, Animals Are Not Freight – Barbara Gardner, Greyhounds In Need – Anne Finch, Grace’s Rest: Fighting the Exotic Pet Crisis – Clare Barnard, Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land  -Wendy Ahl.

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 The Ark – Summer 2016 – Issue 233

In This Issue:

Laudato Si: The Interconnected Creation – Fr Dieudonne Rizinde, Animals in War – Bruce Kent, India’s Elephants – Philip Mansbridge (IFAW), SARX – Daryl Booth, People4Ponies – Faye Stacey.

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 The Ark – Spring 2016 – Issue 232

In This Issue:

The Paris Conference on Climate Change – Neil Thorns (CAFOD), God’s Deliverance of Animals – Prof. David Clough, The Great Addiction – Dr Richard D. Ryder, Penance vs Plenty – Jane Easton (VIVA), As It Was In The Beginning – Revd Prof. Martin Henig, The Spirit of Catholic Renewal – Dr Deborah Jones.



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The Ark 231 – Special Laudato Si’ Edition 231

Includes articles by:

Dr Deborah Jones, Bishop John Arnold, Dr Richard Ryder, Sir David Amess MP, Jill Robinson MBE (Founder & CEO of Animals Asia), Mark McCormick (Senior Communications Officer at The League) and Prof. David Clough.




 The Ark – Summer 2015 – Issue 230


CCA visits the Vatican, CCA submits animal welfare paper for Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, CCA letter on animal experiments.


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 The Ark Spring 2015 – Issue 229


CAFOD summit on climate change, Climate Change and the Threat to Creation by Father Augusto Zambini Davies, Interview with CIWF Ambassador, Joyce D’Silva, The Fur Trade and the Environment by Mark Glover.


 © Catholic Concern for Animals 2018


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