FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Does the Church forbid the neutering of animals?

A. No.  This is a frequent claim but one that is not based upon fact. In our forthcoming interviews with Met. Kallistos of Diokleia and Bishop Isaias of Tamasou & Orinis, both discuss how the Church welcomes this veterinary procedure as a way of preventing unwanted animals and acknowledge the health benefits to animals of having this procedure.

Q. Is the status of an animal’s soul relevant to the way they are treated?
A. No. The status of an animal’s soul should have nothing to do with the way animals are treated.  They should be treated with loving compassion, for we as Image are to reflect God’s loving compassion for all of His created beings.