I’m listening to the radio and there is an articulate young lady representing PETA going on and on about how much animals suffer when they are killed for our culinary satisfactions. They are pushing agendas also against catching and eating fish. On this particular interview, the young woman said that she would even try to avoid hurting a fly or mosquito that might light on her nose but understands that we can’t always avoid stepping on ants or bugs by mistake.
Well, I’m listening to this and the sorrow in her voice over any animal having to suffer unduly just to provide a link on the food chain and have to wonder what her answer would be if asked her views on abortion. Would she resort to the usual stock reply, “Well, that is a choice between a woman and her doctor.” I would bet she wouldn’t even make an admission about the hurt, suffering, and torture an unborn baby would be going through in the event of an abortion, especially a late-term one.
The ongoing plight of the animals, fish, and insect world brings sadness to her heart yet I’m willing to bet that many of the ‘pro-animal’ agenda wouldn’t equate a human life with the need for saving animals. When did human life become of so little value?
“And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.”
I don’t think God has a problem with us eating meat and fish as Jesus enjoyed both during His time on earth. When man was given dominion over the fish, fowls, and beasts, God was giving us a responsibility not an excuse for slaughter for the sake of killing but for needs of surviving.
I did come across an interesting article about going vegetarian. It seems that plants might be in anguish, too. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/plants-feel-pain.htm Now, what are we going to eat? And don’t even look at me!