I agreeOriginally Posted by ZeRoGravity
If it came down to the life of a human being or an animal, the human takes priority(unless they are a murderer) but aside from that. But no matter what the human being is the priority. I am not condoning those who do not take care of their animals because they cannot afford to, if that were the case they should never have bought one/taken one in, in the first place.
If you are starving and there is a perfectly good animal nearby to eat KILL IT AND EAT IT. There is a perfectly good Japanese movie that you can see "Jungle Emperor Leo" is the name, gives you a different perspective and may cause you to think.
I do NOT think it is wrong to eat an animal, or use its skin/fur to keep warm
i DO think it is wrong to abuse an animal, to kill for pleasure, to put it down because it no longer pleases you/or that the owner is gone
Job 39 speaks of how God takes delight in animals with a streak of wildnes lions, hawks, etc because they serve as reminders that people are not as fully in control of the world as they might think.
The Bible records at least one occasion when God spoke through an animal (Numbers 22:28-33). Balaam's donkey showed greater spiritual perception than the prophet himself did.
Obviously animals matter to God because the presence of animals in Nineveh is recorded as a reason for God's mercy in not destroying that sinful city.
When the revealed Word of God teaches us that God's eternal plan is for "all creation" to be brought together under Christ then it includes all wildlife too. When God says "everything", He means everything - animals included.
In the name of science, millions more animals suffer in laboratories worldwide every year.
In the first chapter of the Bible, God made mankind responsible for His animals (Genesis 1-28). All animals are God's animals (Psalm 50:10) and we are answerable to God for our treatment, care and protection of them.
"For all of us must appear before Christ, to be judged by Him. Each one will receive what he deserves, according to everything he has done, good or bad, in his bodily life." 2 Corinthians 5:10
What does God think of men battering baby seals to death so that some women can wear glamorous fur coats? What will God do to scientists who burn, infect, cripple, blind, shock, radiate, starve, asphyxiate and dissect cats, dogs, mice, monkeys, rabbits and other innocent victims for 'research' and often just trivial curiosity? How could we expect God to ignore the slaughter of magnificent elephants just to provide ivory ornaments, bracelets and necklaces?
When Jesus is identified as the Lamb of God, how can we remain unmoved at the killing and skinning of newborn karakul lambs to provide fur garments? He has provided us with cotton and the ability to make synthetic materials like nylon. We can shear sheep of their wool in summer. How can fashion justify the butchering of baby lambs for their skins?
"A good man takes care of his animals, but wicked men are cruel to theirs." Proverbs 12:10
Even the good book says to take care of our animals.
i am not trying to push my faith on you all im just saying what MY faith says about the subject of animals