Animals Have Souls, Too
The petition is asking the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales to set up a Committee 'on matters of responsibility and justice towards our fellow creatures'.
Such a Committee would ensure that the Catholic Church, at least in England and Wales, focuses attention on the moral aspect of how we treat animals, and would be a means by which those who are concerned about animal suffering can bring their concerns to the teaching body of the Church.
It would immediately improve the status of animals here and would be a model for Bishops' Conferences in other countries.
The petition can be found on the Care2 website where it can be searched for by name :- 'Call on the Catholic Church to do more for Animals'.