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Are Current Versions of the Bible Speciesist?

Current versions of the Bible refer to animals as "it" and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking translators of the New International Version (NIV) to remove what it calls "speciesist" language and refer to animals instead as "he" or "she". Bruce Friedrich, PETA's vice president for policy, believes that calling animals "it" denies them of their value as creatures loved by God.

To read the article please search online for PETA: Don't call animals "it" in the Bible

The way that many of God’s animals are treated in our society certainly is appalling. For the meat, egg and dairy industries God’s animals are just commodities and not creatures with God-given instincts and emotions. Certainly, a Bible version recognizing that God’s animals are not inanimate things but sentient beings would depict God’s love for all creatures and in turn glorify our Creator.

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