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Have Open Season on all Bears, Sharks, Alligators, and Mountain Lions!

No bear, shark, alligator or mountain lion is worth the life of one precious child—or adult, and I am weary of animal rights fanatics rushing to the defense of vicious predators after an attack on an innocent human.

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No bear, shark, alligator or mountain lion is worth the life of one precious child—or adult, and I am weary of animal rights fanatics rushing to the defense of vicious predators after an attack on an innocent human.

Fanatics tell us that animals, even the vicious ones, are equivalent to any human and should therefore have the same rights as humans. Alex Pacheco, PETA’s chairman, said, “We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child.” Speaking of retardation!  Alex is not only common sense deficient but Scriptural deficient because Luke 12:7 tells us, “Ye are of more value than many sparrows.”

Alex Pacheco, PETA’s chairman, said, “We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child.” Speaking of retardation!

We are told that these predators are often confused when near humans. Sharks have poor eyesight, and often bears only want to protect their young. Alligators are simply defending their territory. Sure, like this week when an alligator stalked and dismembered a female jogger.  Her arms were found in the stomach of a captured alligator Sunday. Today we discover that two more people were killed by alligators in Florida over the weekend. There have been 18 confirmed fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 1948. With nine other unconfirmed deaths.  

But we are told that even bugs and insects have legal rights. Even cockroaches  “have a right to live,” and serve the environment by being “efficient little garbage collectors” opined another fanatic with a straight face.

If a German homeowner destroys an ant hill, he will be fined if discovered. Home-owners pestered by ants must apply for a permit and have the ants carefully moved to the nearest woods. If he does not and acts without authority, it is a “violation of federal natural protection laws and punishable with hefty fines,” said officer Dieter Kraemer.

What is incredible is that sane people, when hearing such nonsense, don’t fall to the floor holding their sides in laughter. Or maybe tears would be more appropriate for a world gone stark raving mad. And “nuts” is a good and appropriate description.

Sharks  are noble creatures and are “gentle” and can be “trusted.” Yea, tell that to children who have had their arms or legs severed by one of those “gentle” creatures. Tell that to the eight humans who are killed each year by those “trusted” sharks. Sure you can trust a shark—to be a shark just as you can trust a loony leftist to be a loony leftist.

All this nonsense is because of society’s anti-Scriptural world view. People no longer believe that man was made in the image of God and was given the authority to dominate the world.  Let me remind the Scripturally  deficient that God killed an animal to provide a covering for Adam and Eve after their disobedience. After all, those fig leaves had their problems especially in a high wind.

I suggest that there be a program to capture more of the predators and place them in our zoos and wild life parks. That way, they will be cared for and propagate profusely so that future generations will be able to watch them in zoos all over the nation. Let’s have zoos even in small towns and cities.

Then I recommend that vicious animals be considered what they are: a threat to society. Make open season on all bears, sharks, alligators, and mountain lions. Publish the names and photos of those who remove one more predator from society. Let genuine bear rugs become a status symbol in American homes.  Few items are as special as a well-made pair of alligator shoes, and with the killing of so many of them, the price of alligator shoes and belts would plummet.  

I have observed that most of the animal rights fanatics are very pro-abortion, so they think it is desirable to kill helpless babies in the womb, but it is wrong, wicked, vile, etc. to kill vicious predators!   

Note that I am not demanding that animals be tortured since that speaks volumes about the torturers. All kids should be taught that a gracious God provided animals  to provide us food, clothing, shoes, milk, etc. We know that there is a connection with kids who torture animals and later killing of humans. The Bible commands us to be kind to our beasts; however, there is a big difference between a cow or horse and a rampaging bear, alligator, mountain lion or shark.

Remove the predators from society except for the zoos. Maybe even pay a bounty for each one killed!

Copyright 2006, Don Boys, Ph.D.