Animals Invade Spiritual and Religious Centers from Blessing of the Animals (ISBN 1402729677)
Copyright 2007 by Diana L. Guerrero. All rights reserved. Reprint permissions click here.
"Holy Cow" takes on a completely new meaning during events commemorating Blessing of the Animals, World Animal Day, Animal Welfare Sunday, Earth Day, Be Kind to Animals Week, and other imaginative celebrations.
Although many of these galas look like pet shows, critters gather together alongside humans at churches, synagogues, spiritual centers, animal shelters and pet businesses to make a joyful noise. Unique blessing events increasingly attract a wide variety of participants worldwide.
The pet blessing phenomenon, prominent in the United States, also appears in other countries in similar animal companion celebrations. What has sparked this surge of interest in animal blessings and pet galas?
The answers vary. Some cite a renewed religious interest in animals due to a return to the roots of religious traditions, where animals held a revered position. Others believe the pursuit was sparked by the environmental movement or an increased interest in animal rights. Perhaps the catalyst is a combination of all of these and more...
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