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Animal Rights
(4,475 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 …

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Chapple, Christopher Key, “Animal Rights”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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