Wildlife Betrayed

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Wildlife Betrayed – 15 October 2007

Last night I happened to watch the program called “Nature” on Public TV. It was entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly” and was described this way: “This film tells the story of a great conservation success story, and how that success has spawned a complex web of new social and environmental problems.”

It was very disturbing to watch how wolves and grizzly bears have been “reintroduced” and how humans meddle with the lives of God’s creatures. It was painful to watch the horrible cruelty of packs of egotistical human bow hunters who kill elks, decapitate them just for the heads as trophies and leave the rest of the elk as if they were nothing but trash.

It’s so obvious that the hunters and fish killers have the upper hand and “reintroduction” is just a means of getting wildlife to multiply so these heartless monsters can take them off the “endangered list” to begin having their sick and evil fun killing them.

Even though it was painful to watch this egregious betrayal of God’s other animals, maybe it’s a good thing I did – because sometimes I need to be reminded how truly evil human beings can be.

Rightly does the Bible state in Genesis 8:21 that “the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth….”

Here are two more Bible quotations that come to mind:

Jeremiah 17:9-10
9 "The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?

10 "I, the LORD, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give to each man according to his ways,
According to the results of his deeds.

Isaiah 5:20
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
~ New American Standard Bible

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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