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Letter: Biblical interpretation of practicing vegetarianism

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:14 pm

According to the prophet Hosea, God says, “I will make a covenant on behalf of Israel with the wild beasts, the birds of the air, and the things that creep on the earth, and I will break every bow and sword and weapon of war and sweep them off the earth so that all living creatures may lie down without living in fear.”

People use the Bible as an excuse to slaughter and eat the flesh of animals. Hunters bait, track, and kill wildlife as if they are doing the abundance of a species a favor. Animals manage very well without the interference of superior intelligence.

Game “management” programs are actually game “propagation” programs designed not to reduce or restrict the animals’ numbers but to fool desirable species into overpopulating by shooting only males and protecting females so they continue to propagate. If disaster strikes, a doe will actually absorb her fetus. Game management operates so much to the detriment of animals. In hunting magazines, hunters describe the most benign animals as wild, terrifying, threatening, and oversized, rather than as timid beings that flee for their lives at the first hint of a human carrying heavy artillery — just another heinous atrocity.

Kimberly Miller

Fountain Hills

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