Eric Metaxas: William Wilberforce & Animals Part 3 of 4

4 years ago by hsus

In this series, three modern-day faith leaders discuss three historical figures whose contributions to animal welfare stemmed directly from their religious convictions.

Eric Metaxas, author of Amazing Grace and host of New York City’s, Socrates in the City, begins the series with a discussion of William Wilberforce, an early-19th century English Parliamentarian best known for his heroic efforts to end slavery. “For Wilberforce, animal activism came out of his faith,”says Metaxas. “He said it was wrong and cruel and ultimately something that courses human beings.”