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Animal Rights
(4,477 words)

Among world civilizations, India is perhaps the most animal friendly. From the caves of Lascaux to the petroglyphs of North America, hunting animals has been among the first subjects for depiction by human artists. By contrast, the Indus Valley seals (c. 3500 BCE) show animals in a more benign contex…

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Chapple, Christopher Key, “Animal Rights”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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