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Stewardship 

Stewardship of the Animals
This resource provides ideas for using St. Francis Day as an opportunity to broaden awareness of our obligations as Christians to care for our fellow creatures -- companion animals, farm animals, and wild animals -- with mercy and compassion.  It provides scriptural and liturgical resources as well as a list of ten things parishes can do, and ten things parishoners can do, to improve the lot of animals on St. Francis Day and throughout the year.

More links:

Religiously-based organizations
Episocopal Network for Animal Welfare: http://www.franciscan-anglican.com/enaw/index.htm
God and Animals: In Defense of Creation: http://www.godandanimals.com/
Center For Respect for Life and the Environment: http://www.crle.org/
Episcopal Vegetarian weblog: http://episcoveg.weblogger.com/
Christian Vegetarian Association: http://www.christianveg.com/default.htm
Vegetarian For Lent: http://www.veg4lent.org/
Matthew Scully: http://www.matthewscully.com/

National animal welfare organizations
Humane Society of the United States: http://www.hsus.org/
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: http://www.aspca.org/
Farm Animal Sanctuary: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/
Alley Cat Allies: http://www.alleycat.org/

Local shelters/rescue groups
Homeless Animal Rescue Team: http://www.hart90.org/
Washington Animal Rescue League: http://www.warl.org/
D.C. Cat: http://www.dc-cat.org/
Washington Humane Society: http://www.washhumane.org/

Where to buy Certified Humane foods
Humane Farm Animal Care: http://www.certifiedhumane.com/where.asp