slaughter horses

www.salon.com/env/feature/2009/06/30/horse_slaughter/index.html

I’m actually not sure about this. Part of me says that if it’s humane… even though I love horses. Over population of any species must be controlled some how… which leads me directly to humans, but that is another argument.

However, the article was right about (1) horse sensitivity. They aren’t as stupid as sheep and cows, and most notice everything around them immediately. (2) at this point, I’m not eating beef that has been pumped with drugs and you can bet any animal that has had a minimal of care will probably be pumped with things you don’t want to consume… yuck!

But mostly, anyone that treats any animal cruelly just to eat it, or because they don’t care, has serious problems.

Being humane most important; that and controlling population if that’s what the “problem” is.

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one of the things I don’t get

I read this article and was saddened.

The thing that gets me is the Christians are trying to take the burden of proof for something that isn’t even needed to be proved… it doesn’t even matter. Those that have eyes will see and those that don’t won’t.

Worse, to me, is I see the Christians as limiting God in this case. As Christians we don’t have to pocket God into little corners and make everything fit into our understanding. That’s the whole point. And when we try, we seem foolish, ignorant and unreasonable. And that makes others not want to hear. We don’t have to explain God, people. We just believe in Him; show His love and mercy.

The quote that summed up everything was by the Swedish professor:

Dr. Bengtson noted that to explain how the few species aboard the ark could have diversified to the multitude of animals alive today in only a few thousand years, the museum said simply, “God provided organisms with special tools to change rapidly.”

“Thus in one sentence they admit that evolution is real,” Dr. Bengtson said, “and that they have to invoke magic to explain how it works.”

www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/science/30muse.html?_r=3&ref=todayspaper