Dominion Over Animals…How Do We Interpret This?

I finally took some time this morning to read over the online debate another blogger participated in and shared with me. They were discussing all animals and what the bible says about them. The discussion started on the topic of elephants in circuses.

There is a lot of confusion out there about the bible and what God says about animals.

Genesis 1:26-Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

For one thing, it says “in our own likeness.” Does anyone believe God would abuse animals?

Some synonyms for the word “dominion” are: power, rule, superior. Who says “power”, “ruling”, or “superiority” is a bad thing, a ticket to harm? Why is that assumed? As loving and beautiful as God is, why wouldn’t it be assumed that it meant to care, provide, guide, teach, and protect?

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#animal-abuse, #animals, #bible, #bible-on-animals, #debate-on-animals, #elephants, #elephants-in-entertainment, #pets, #proverbs-1210

This Tuesday’s Tale: Rooster Cogburn

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The tale of Rooster Cogburn

Oh that adorable face! Maybe it was partly because of that adorable face that I wept as I read the story of Rooster.

Rooster was a puppy found abandoned & homeless. Cody and his wife were trying for years to have a baby. One day the three of them found each other and they became a family.

But something didn’t seem quite right about Rooster…

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#animal-abuse, #animal-adoption, #animals, #dogs, #pets, #puppy, #rooster-cogburn

Are Animal Advocates Judgmental?

I’ve heard people say animal advocates are “judgmental.” So, I look at myself and I think…am I? Let me tell you a few stories.

Years ago I worked at an animal hospital. It was a weekend job caring for the animals that were boarded there. I was so excited! I was still trying to figure out where I wanted to put my passion for animals to use. I was so excited to learn and see if this might be the type of business I would want to be in. But I didn’t like the veterinarian and in the end, he said I was always asking questions and “suspicious.” Well…you be the judge.

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#animal-abuse, #animal-advocate, #animal-cruelty, #animals, #cats, #dogs, #veterinarian

This Tuesday’s Tale: Lucky Waffle, Lucky Lisa

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The tale of Waffle (& Lisa)

I found this story and it brought tears to my eyes. Here is a paragraph from it.

“The shelter said police had rescued this rat terrier from an abusive situation in Virginia. Most of his teeth were missing; he had a benign tumor, cataracts, and what was described as “an incompetent heart.” There were also scars on his cheek and jaw, and he couldn’t stop shaking. As my daughter put it, “That dog is a scaredy-cat.” We kept walking. I kept circling back. I mean, Harrison Ford has a scar on his face, and who doesn’t love Harrison Ford?”

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#animal-abuse, #animals, #diabetes, #dogs, #huffington-post, #pet-diabetes, #pets

U.S. Animal Protection Laws…We Need More Green

Here is where the United States is in the matter of “Animal Protection Laws.” As you can see from the map below, we need more green! This map is showing the United States, but there is work to be done for animals everywhere. Do you know what your current laws are?

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#animal-abuse, #animal-laws, #animal-protection, #animals, #animals-in-entertainment, #elephants, #pets

Hoping To Make An Impact

I recently have received a few great compliments from fellow bloggers about my blog. This makes me feel so warm & fuzzy. I also received a message from a young follower, named Leona, that said me and my blog inspire her, and that she wrote a poem and named it “Animals Are Feeling Beings Too.” I was overjoyed by this! It makes me think maybe I AM making an impact out there for the good of animals!

Click here for full post and to read this wonderful poem by a twelve year old!

#animal-abuse, #animal-cruelty, #animal-rights, #animals, #pets