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Hello Dad, its me, John. Look we really need prayer up here. Lucy Lip is about to lose it. And I can’t blame her. All the other kids are just as upset. My new job is suppose to be controlling this next crop of Animal Kids world-wide reporters to be more professional. But I guess I’m failing at it.
We talked to Dr. Butterman about the huge increase in animal extinctions everywhere. And all he said was he’d look into it. That’s not enough Dad. Me and the kids really want something to be done to stop people being so cruel to animals.
Look Dad, can’t you get your prayer groups to pray about this. I know it may not seem important considering the mess in wars, politics––and the new diseases Dr. Ad Versery warns about––international relations, and stuff like that.
But God made animals too for people to look after, and right now we do a lousy job of it. Take this week, the News Kids from South America sent us stories about fishermen in Peru killing dolphins and cutting them up as bait to catch sharks. Ugh. Dad this is awful! Something must be done! World Wire Press says:
“Marine conservation groups around the world are expressing shock and outrage in the wake of reports and videos documenting the killing of thousands of dolphins to be used as bait in the offshore shark fishery.”
Do you get that Dad––thousands of dolphins? Conservationists around most parts of the world scream alarms about this, but we hear little about it in the U.S. And activists demand that Peru’s government immediately stop these mass dolphin killings. But so far, that government is only considering it.
Hardy Jones, Director of BlueVoice rightly says: “Peru could become the next Japan as knowledge spreads of the incredibly cruel . . . practice of killing dolphins to be used as shark bait . . . If the government in Lima doesn’t act . . . Peru may eclipse Japan as the world’s villain [in slaughtering] dolphins.”
Sarah Newsworthy just posted a blog about jellyfish ruling the world, and people are writing her already that people should just eat them. No, no that is the problem now. People eat and kill sea turtles, prehistoric sea animals God created to cleanse jellyfish. But instead people kill these giant turtles for some kind of sex thing and now jellyfish block ocean shores around the world. And that’s the same reason they give for killing the sharks too! What kind of foolishness is that?
Dad. This is horrible. You and Brother Michael must get the prayer teams going on this. The kids and I try to pray about it, but Rev. Repriestly says that such horrible wrecks of nature bring God’s judgment onto the world. So we are not sure how to pray. But you and Brother Michael know, we hope so anyway.
Well, I’ll hang up now Dad. Please forgive me for doing all the talking. I am so upset about the dolphins. And can you image people eating what restaurants call Mahi Mahi instead of admitting they are selling dolphin meat? We are all so to blame for these massive dolphin deaths. Father, please ask Our God for His mercy.
As our wholesale Christian sweatshirts promise both final blessings and judgments: “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth (Revelation 11: 18).” Dolphins and turtles are part of this planet God made. Oh Dad. Please pray!
Ooookay, we ‘younger-than-teen’ newspaper delivery kids said we would go on strike. No news door to door, if Ms. Doc Jael don’t let us say somethin’ ‘bout the animals. Cause if we don’t work, the public don’t get the news. So she gave in, but now we must do a week of what they call ‘patience submission training.’ Oeyvey! What we kids must do for the animals, cause you adults sure don’t.
Janet: Yes, how come it took all these years for you smart grown people to figure out that ‘clothianidin’ pesticide spray is killing the bees? Environmental News Service (ENS) says that last week “more than a million citizens signed an emergency legal petition” with the EPA to please stop spray killing our bees.
This stuff has been killing bees since 2003. And Jael’s been writing for years about it. Don’t you know that without bees, we won’t have food? Are ya’ll grown ups idiots or what? Well, need I ask that?
David: Did ya’ll know that these big grocery stores sell whale meat? Janet is right! Some o’ this stuff, the gang’s here been writing ‘bout for years. Why encourage those bullies with big gun boats to kill whales by selling whale meat? This news outlet’s been yellin’ about whale murder forrreeverrr!
So recently ENS says “tens of thousands of people took action via Twitter, Facebook and HSI’s petition” to tell Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon.com to stop selling whale meat. So he took “145 food products” with whale meat off the site! Way to go people! Way to go!
Howie: Well this one’s a Zowie. Those huge windmills they’re building for a new kind of energy may be killing eagles and bats. UPI and good.is say that windmills and the birds depend on the same air currents. Its a big problem for these animals cause the wind power people want the right to “harm” the birds.
Annie: Our newspaper boys and girls in Britain tweeted that thousands of lambs are dying in England and Europe and scientists don’t know why. Baby lambs are either born dead or come with such crocked bodies that they cannot live.
David: We’s got to follow up on that one Annie. It’s like in Tennessee horses and cattle are dying mysteriously and the docs can’t figure out why.
Older Teen: That’s enough ‘bout animals you guys. Ya’ll complained your way into havin’ your say. But you got to get to Dr. Repriestly’s ‘patience and submission’ class NOW. We all got to learn to submit to God’s order of authority.
Your wholesale Christian kids t-shirts from Colossians 1: 11 say believers are strengthened by “patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.” All you guys do is complain about the animals. And complaining all the time ain’t being joyful.
One more issue on the increasingly dire impact of the modern industrial revolution on the world’s oceans: acidification! According to an international team of researchers, ocean acidification from human carbon emissions is at the worse point in 300 million years. And again, the culprit is Global Warming.
Reporting on the findings of that international team, AFP News writes that oceans are more vulnerable to Global Warming now “because they soak up excess carbon dioxide from the air which turns the waters more acidic, a state that can kill corals, mollusks and other forms of reef and shell organisms.”
Also speaking on the research team’s report, SPX News says: “The oceans act like a sponge to draw down excess carbon dioxide from the air; the gas reacts with seawater to form carbonic acid, which over time is neutralized by fossil carbonate shells on the seafloor.”
But Global Warming rushing CO2 into oceans, depletes the carbonate ions that corals, mollusks and some plankton need for reef and shell-building. In fact, from their studies of paleoceanographic reports, including fossils on the sea bed, the team made up of scientists from the United States, Britain, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, determined that “the current rate of ocean acidification is at least 10 times faster than it was 56 million years ago.”
Barbel Honisch, a paleoceanographer at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, lead author of the team’s report, compares ocean acidification eons ago to what is happening today: “We know that life during past ocean acidification events was not wiped out — new species evolved to replace those that died off. But if industrial carbon emissions continue at the current pace, we may lose organisms we care about — coral reefs, oysters, salmon.”
Andy Ridgwell of Bristol University, co-author of the research team’s report adds: “The geological record suggests that the current acidification is potentially unparalleled in at least the last 300 million years of Earth history, and raises the possibility that we are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change.”
Richard Feely, oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says of the reports: “These studies give you a sense of the timing involved in past ocean acidification events––[they] have significant implications.”
Thus, it is clear that, just as man’s greed continues to kill animals on earth through poaching, land encroachment, species transfers, etc., man’s greed also affects the ocean through Global Warming. But, whether on land or in the seas, these animals are protected by covenant with God: “Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein (Psalm 69: 34).” And Bible prophecies promise God’s judgment on those who destroy sea life!
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