Animals Raised to the Level of Human?

I noticed today that Global News Calgary has reported on an evil act of animal cruelty. Despicable! However, I am wondering why the writer Sarolta Saskiw used the word “Murder”? Another attempt of the media to upgrade animals to human levels? It was no typo as the word was used twice. See report below:

Raymond woman says 20 of her farm animals were beaten and murdered

We have already seen that “Cecil the Lion” has been spoken of as being “murdered” also! See the NBC report:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/cecil-lion-zimbabwe-safari-operator-says-animal-was-murdered-n404336

This has been going on for years now. I first personally noticed this when Seal Pups in Canada were being called “Baby” Seals, as an obvious political move to use a human connection as to appeal to human emotions. Honestly, if the reading public was six years old I could get it!:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3043467/Shocking-photos-baby-seals-clubbed-death-Canada-s-ice-floes-bloody-cull-nearly-500-000-gets-way.html

Chimpanzees are now apparently “Human” as there is a push in the courts to have them labeled as “Human”! One article even states that “Chimps are almost more human than we are”!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3058268/Why-chimps-human-U-S-court-grants-human-rights-chimpanzees-astonishing-account-naturalist-reveals-animals-like-think.html

What is the Christian perspective on all this? Man was given authority over animals. Genesis 2: 19-20:

19 Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam, there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Man was given authority over animals.

The animals were also given to us for food; Genesis 9:3:

3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

And we Christians are to look after the environment: Genesis 1: 26

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

We are to have compassion over the animals: Proverbs 12: 10

A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal,

But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

However, beasts don’t have rights the same way that humans do. If I need to clarify, animals and humans are different; humans are the ones made in God’s image, not animals.

When you see or hear such words as “baby” and when an animal is killed, and it is said it was “murdered,” please evaluate the statement and question the source! It is an apparent hotbed today in an upside down world. I am an animal lover that has had a few dogs, but I would never use that terminology nor thought process to end with the conclusion an animal is human. God created us in His likeness, not the animals in His image!

God Bless

Brian Mason

When Does Life Begin? At Conception or Birth? Is There a Third Option?

I will start with objections from the so-called “Pro-Choicer” (abortion supporters) and attempt to answer them.

The first objection I always hear is “It’s a woman’s choice to abort, it’s her body and no one has the right to say what she should do with it.” Well that is all nonsense unless her body has suddenly grown two more arms and legs.

Second, the Fetus is not human, just an unviable tissue mass. This simply is a false premise that the fetus not human until he/she is fully developed. This is ridiculous as the “baby” has human DNA and is alive. Size does not determine life.

So when does “Life Begin?” I believe life is BEFORE conception and “continues” at conception since the sperm and the egg are both alive, and came together, thus producing a fertilized egg. Suggesting that the “thing in the womb” is alive, even if it is a zygote or a fully developed baby it is still ALIVE! The nature of it is then human. If it has human DNA and is alive it would be considered MURDER if it was ABORTED!

In Canada abortion is legal and on demand. These are at least to me startling and obscene statistics from statistics and reporting from the University of Ottawa:

It is estimated that 40% of all pregnancies in Canada are unplanned. Of these, about half are carried to term; the other half are terminated. There are about 31 abortions per 100 live births: 330,000 live births and 100,000 abortions each year. Roughly half are performed in hospitals, half in clinics.
In 2003, 103,768 abortions were recorded in Canada, about 15.2 per thousand women. The number appears to be declining by about 1% per year. There are about 39,000 abortions each year in Ontario, delivered in 76 hospitals and 6 clinics.
An exception is Quebec, where abortion rates are among the highest in the Western world. From 17,000 abortions per annum in 1978, they rose to 29,000 in 1998, and 31,000 in 2002, or a rate of 38 per 1000 births. School sex education programs are not universal in Quebec.
All the while abortions in Canada are provided on request and funded by Medicare.

Unbelievable!

Please God I pray for your justice!

God Bess

Brian Mason