But now for some plain, hard facts, hated by radical Greens but facts nevertheless, which reveal just how warped the west’s sense of right and wrong has become:
Hunting is not sinful per se. Killing animals for food, in self-defence, and even for necessary culling purposes due to space limitations and other factors, is perfectly justifiable. Today’s western hysteria against hunting is based on emotionalism born out of radical environmentalism which views all hunting as somehow immoral. The worship of “Mother Nature” has so taken over the western world that the killing of a wild animal is viewed as a “crime” and a “sin” (even by those who do not believe there is such a thing as sin!). As it says in the margin of Rom. 1:25, they worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.
As I wrote in The Green Goddess: “It was not man who first killed an animal; it was the Lord God Himself! Yes – the very One who had created all life was the first to take life. After Adam and Eve sinned, and knew that they were naked before the all-holy One, the Lord God made coats of skins for them, to cover their bodies. He killed an animal, or more than one animal, to do that. If ‘all life is sacred’, as radical environmentalists claim, then God would not have done this.”
And: “We may use animals for food and for various other purposes, and let no believer fall for the liberal lie that hunting is criminal and should be outlawed. Hunting has been part of man’s existence through the ages, and there is no sin in this. Man has hunted animals for food and clothing, and in self-defence.”
After the flood, the Lord told Noah: “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things” (Gen. 9:2,3). In fact, “commanding to abstain from meats” is a doctrine of devils (1 Tim. 4:3-5).
Some American Greens actually issued death threats against Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the lion; and signs were taped to the door of his dental practice in Minneapolis which read, “Rot in Hell” and “Palmer, there is a deep cavity waiting for you!” One Minneapolis resident, Rachel Augusta, mentor co-ordinator at the Animal Rights Coalition, said, “Walter, you are a murderer, you are a terrorist.”
Such threats and vitriol are absolutely shocking, and reveal a society in moral collapse. Every single day, multiplied thousands of babies are murdered in their mothers’ wombs in the United States; but although there are a few exceptions, the same radical Greens who call for the death of one lion hunter are overwhelmingly in favour of the deaths of unborn babies. They shed tears of outrage and sorrow over the death of a lion, yet claim that the death of an unborn child is a “woman’s right”.
They wish for Palmer to “Rot in Hell” for killing a lion; yet the majority of them do not believe in hell, for they do not believe in sin – at least, not in sin committed by one human being against another, but only when a human being does something to an animal. Then, lo and behold! They believe in hell.
And they call a lion hunter a murderer and a terrorist; yet they will murder unborn babies, and will honour and praise real terrorists the world over. Remember how Nelson Mandela was given a ticker-tape parade in New York after his release from prison, and is now honoured with Mandela Day internationally.