These thoughts came to me a few days ago. I thought it something of a mind-bender. Animals don't have souls, but do they have a place in heaven? We humans were given a soul and therefore a responsability to seek God within our lifetimes. Being a resposability as we have a soul to lose if we fail. Animals didn't disobey God in the Garden of Eden, but we did. However, the animals shared in some part our punishment, bound to eke out a living in a violent world, killing for it's survival. The tiger dosen't have to make any moral choices, and dosen't have free will. It behaves exactly how it supposed to do, neither good or evil. Your cat dies a physical death, but does she persist somehow? REV 5, 6-9 describes beasts giving glory and honor and thanks to God. She dosen't have a soul to lose, does she go to heaven to worship God for eternity? There's no referance to animals condemned to hell. This has nothing to do with human salvation. I only thought of it because I've heard some people justify indifference to the suffering of animals on Biblical grounds. Some believing that animals are incapable of "knowing" fear, pain affection or love. Perhaps I think too much.