On December 4th I wrote about the mixed messages and the
insensitivity displayed in a local freebie weekly newspaper.
Well, just when you think that it can’t get any worse… This week,
under the banner “Countdown to Christmas” an ad (sandwiched between a
picture of Santa Claus and a drawing of a lion lying down with a lamb)
advertises firearms, archery, ammo, hunting licenses, clothing,
trapping, optics, and targets! As though this isn’t bad enough, in big
black letters this ad proclaims “Fur Buyer Will Be Here” with the times
and dates, and “Premium Will Be Paid For Properly Handled Furs.” This
business actually uses the words “honest” and “friendly” in their ad!
If I had any doubts that this world is in large part populated with
sociopaths, this puts them to rest! Just exactly what is “honest” and
“friendly” about actively promoting the killing of innocent creatures
for fun and profit? Here we are in the 21st century and sociopaths trap
and torture other animals for the purpose of stealing their skins! And
what about all those animals who are trapped and then deemed worthless
by their tormentors (stray companion animals and birds, for example)?
As long as there are hard-hearted sociopaths – like the celebrity
actress who recently spent thousands of dollars on furs – demanding
products of cruelty, there are those who will be only to happy to keep
I should also add that interspersed within the ads in this paper
(that actually features a Bible verse in every issue!) are sketches with
printed messages such as “a season for peace” and “shalom to all our
friends.” Incredible! How can they proclaim the Prince of Peace while
worshiping the prince of death?!