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Man Encroaches Animal Territory––Then Justifies Slaughtering Them!

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:04 PM
December 16, 2013

Save-The-Deer    Now it has become ‘fashionable’ across the U.S. for surburban residents to hunt and kill wild animals, while ignoring the fact that real estate and commercial expansion first transgressed areas that animals considered to be their homes.

As David Von Drehle writes this week in ‘Time Magazine:’  “After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close––sometimes uncomfortably so––to all kinds of feral creatures.”

His article, ‘America’s Pest Problem:  Why the Rules of Hunting Are About to Change,’ explains:  “Whether you’re a Walmart employee in Florida wondering what to do with the alligator at your door, a New Yorker with a hawk nesting on your high-rise or an Ohio golfer scattering a flock of Canada geese, you now live, work and play in closer proximity to untamed fauna than any other generation of Americans in more than a century.”

Thus, this nation’s years-old pity for Bambi disappears when she shows up near your mail box, eating your prize front yard ‘show’ flowers.  As Dan Morse, Jeremy Borden and Clarence Williams posit in Washington Post’s ‘As Deer Encroach on Washington Suburbs, Attitudes about Kills Shift:’

“While deer encroachment on populated suburban lands has become a national problem, specific events have driven the shift locally. On a typical day in Montgomery, five motorists strike deer.”  When a 9-month-old buck crashed a restaurant window, the owner said, “Too many deer.  They have to do something.”

That something is that now suburbanites have taken up gun hunting.  As Von Drehle says:  “Too many deer, wild pigs, raccoons and beavers can be almost as bad for the animals as too few. . . . communities across the country find themselves forced to grapple with a conundrum. The same environmental sensitivity that brought Bambi back from the brink . . . now makes it painfully controversial to do what experts say must be done: . . these critters need to be killed.”

Interesting that he lumps wild pigs in with other natural animals.  In all of the other examples, gluts of freeways deer-slaughtergiving automobile access to real estate developments in what were once wilderness areas, enabled people to infringe on animal habitats.  But wild pigs were illegally imported into this country several years ago.  They multiply much more rapidly than deer or other native animals, destroy farm lands, and often attack people with threats to kill, while deer don’t!

But then when it comes to over-valued real estate forced upon America’s wilderness, over-armed people stand ready to kill.  Great news for gun dealers, the National Rifle Association, and internet gun sales.

But horrible news for the nation’s moral status before God.  As He warns in Bible prophecies, man was to rule over and care for animals (i.e. Genesis 1: 26), not needlessly kill them.  Just as that was the commandment in the first book of the Bible, in the last book, He allows animals to have revenge:

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth (Revelation 6: 8).”

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