If animals don't have eternal souls, then it seems they would not be present in heaven/hell. Is heaven devoid of animals?
Growing up I frequently saw art depicting the lion and the lamb together, in a friendly manner rather than predator and prey.
In what context are we to witness this? And what purpose does the lion's teeth and claws serve once it becomes a straw connoisseur?
Isaiah 65:25: The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.