Sunday, March 5, 2017

be nice to beasts...

Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.  20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

10 comments:

pamit said...

Indeed. Indeed. Let us all think once, twice, and again about what factory farm animals endure so that we can enjoy a cheap hamburger. "Man hath no preeminence above a beast."

Sam Keith said...

Looks like a bunny buffet has been laid out. Do any other critters ever show up to partake ?

Sam Finn said...

Wondering if George made parole today and how he did on the outside?

Margery Bills said...

Old-time West Texas big ranchers would probably be turning over in their graves right now if they saw all this Jackrabbit activity. John is certainly not a West Texas native. Everything changes. There are so many Yankees moving here now that Texas might tip and slide into the water.

Ronald Mahan said...

I was born, raised, educated, and lived in Texas for half my life. But I still believe cottontails are best for eating by humans. And jackrabbits - well - although much larger & faster & tougher - are best fed to your hunting dogs. But don't think the Mahan's only kill animals! - We established the Many Tinajas (Many Waterholes) Hunt Club on this ranch. Our objective was to get over 100 water catchments and guzzlers built on the ranch by property owners - so our ranch wildlife would always have a place to drink! And we would grow more wildlife than we harvested each fall! We quit counting when we had seen over 200 built! ---------------------------------------------------- But John Wells can do anything he wants to - with the rabbits living on his Terlingua Ranch Field Lab property! John is probably the best thing that ever happened to the animals living west of Highway 118! When they get to his spread - they probably think they have found the Terlingua Ranch Heaven - with all the food & water they find. I hope we gave him a MTHC patch which states - True Desert Sportsman - for building his water catchment and watering trough (guzzler) for animals. And teaching others (with this web site and by his example) to help our wildlife. Well done!

Sam Finn said...

Thumbs up for John. The little ones need all the help they can get. My Dad and I used to plant acorns as we walked along on our hunting trips. Hopefully some grew into big oak trees to help feed the critters.

pamit said...

These rabbits are cottontails, not jackrabbits.

FYI, I'm not against harvesting animals to eat from the wild. What I'm against is the torture that factory-farmed animals undergo on the way to our dinner plates. I think John's Ecclesiasates quote is the perfect Biblical justification for that - thanks John!

Ronald Mahan said...

GENESIS 1 - 28

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful And increase in numbers; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

pamit said...

I bet God is regretting his "subdue" command vis-a-vis the earth. Humans have done that in spades.

pamit said...

Also, Ronald, just in case your Genesis quote was meant to counter mine about the horrors of large-scale meat production: I totally get the Christian belief that God made all this for us to ... use. I don't believe it, but I GET it and it seems reasonable and fine. What I can't fathom is the concept that Christians (or any other group for that matter) think it's OK to torture the beings that God gave us dominion over, for the sake of cheap and easy protein. No sir. Your God or anyone else's would be aghast at the horror of these animals' short lives on the way to, and in, the large-scale slaughterhouses. Think about it a don't support it. Get your meat from the wild or if you can't do that, give it up.