Module 9

Religious Diversity

Religious diversity is the fact that there are significant differences in religious belief and practice. Religion plays an important role in many people’s lives. It can inform our worldview, be intertwined with culture and identity, and can influence the choices we make. Different religious traditions approach animal-human relationships in very different ways. Recognizing these differences and taking them into account when developing a plan of care will foster improved client relationships, enhance owner compliance, and improve treatment outcomes for animals.