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“Animals are God’s creatures. By their mere existence they bless Him and give Him glory. Thus men owe them kindness.” Catechism of the Catholic Church n. 2416 God created the earth and all that lives on it, and is calling human beings to cherish and care for all of this creation. Catholic Concern for Animals is here to help Catholics, in particular, to realise this vocation. Catholic Concern for Animals works through publications, especially its journal The Ark, research into church teaching and tradition, prayer and liturgy, and personal witness. From a small group of laypeople, clergy and religious meeting for the first time in London in 1929, Catholic Concern for Animals has grown into a world-wide non-profit organisation with branches in the USA, Australia and Cameroon.