STREK is a Norwegian Christian magazine. They try to find out what it means to follow the example of Jesus Christ in our particular time and age. This issue intends to portray animals in a different way than they normally are presented. Not as something humanity «owns» or can do what it pleases with. As pope Francis recently has stated: God created the animals, birds, fish and insects because they have a value of their own, not just as «resources» for human needs. They have a dignity and a destiny of their own. And they reveal something about the Creator God, about his creativity and his love of beauty.