by Rev. Austin Miles
A Mike Naye contacted me criticizing my book, God and Animals, after only looking at a couple of free paragraphs shown by Amazon, stating that my misguided ramblings about animals come from emotion. Well yeah! Only human beings have emotions. Savages do not.
He criticized me for having compassion for animals…then, he was reminded that, God created the animals FIRST, then humans as an afterthought. That Scripture verse can be found in my book, God and Animals (AMAZON).
Mr. Naye slammed me for being a vegetarian even though he challenged me with a question after my defense of animals asking if I ate meat and telling me that he did and wore leather shoes. He also took great offense at my defense of wolves, now in danger by the lifting of the wolf protection bill by Congress.
Then he aimed a sucker-punch with this statement: “You may be fighting against what God designed us to be, omnivores, but a lot of us God-fearing people do not. In addition to eating game animals, I also wear leather shoes. How about you?” He is a superior “God Fearing” man, by golly.
In my book that Mr. Naye criticizes, God and Animals-What The Bible says About Heaven and Animals- (AMAZON), he will find that, ‘in the beginning’ both humans and animals were vegetarians. All relevant Scriptures are in my book to verify what I’ve stated to make solid points and hopefully impressions. Everything I’ve said in my book is backed with Scripture Verses.
The critic was angered at my defense of animals, especially as I noted that Trophy Hunting was “sport killing”, in which those particular hunters gain perverted pleasure in doing. How can anyone take pleasure in causing a living creature to suffer? He then made a point of telling me that, “wolves, by the way, do not just kill to eat but frequently participate in “sport killing”, i.e., just killing for the fun of it.” This man was not trying to establish dialogue with me, he just wanted to fight.
First of all, animals have the same nervous system as humans. They experience love, fear, anxiety, pain and mental suffering, just as we do. Take your dog or cat to the vet and watch the anxieties appear. When you hit your thumb with a hammer and jump around yelling, just remember that your animal would feel the exact severe pain if it happened to them.
Another reason for my staunch defense of wildlife, including wolves, is because each animal assists in protecting our ecosystem. God put everything together on purpose for a purpose. And God told us through Adam and Eve that we must tend the garden. That would mean also taking care of the animals sharing that garden.
Furthermore, we are to treat all living creatures with respect. I pity the person who has never had a pet. One has never been loved until they have been loved by a dog who gives unconditional love that too many people have never experienced.
We are supposed to care for God’s creation but we do not. We have a way of ignoring too many things and are letting everything, including environment, and even our families, take care of themselves. As inventor Liza Marie Hart, known as the “female Einstein observed: “When man messes with God’s Ecosystem, we always have a catastrophe.
For information of the book, God and Animals, click this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/179099344X
by Rev. Austin Miles
This came to me as an urgent Press Release which I gladly have posted on my website: http://www.revaustinmiles.com and on the news wire. People, please put a stop to this march to cruelty contest.
Animals have the same feelings we do including pain, fear, anxiety, distress, grief and yes, even love. So these targeted animals will experience the same pain you would experience if you were the hunted in this barbaric “sport.” Below is the contact numbers for Howling for Wolves that protects animals.
PRESS RELEASE FROM HOWLING FOR WOLVES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019
CONTACT: Dr. Maureen Hackett, Howling For Wolves, 612.250.5915, or Leslie Rosedahl at 651.353.1818, firstname.lastname@example.org
(St. Paul) – Three wildlife killing contests will be hosted this weekend in Minnesota. These contests target coyotes and foxes.
The sponsors of this atrocity and their phone numbers are listed below. With courtesy, urge them to pull their sponsorship;
West Metro Coyote Hunting Tournament (Watertown, Minnesota): Host- Hollywood Sports Complex: (952) 955-2424
Buffalo Ridge Coyote Hunting Tournament (Marshall, Minnesota): Host- Brau Brothers Brewing: (507) 929-2337
Minndak Coyote Tournament (Randolph, Minnesota): Host- Roscoe’s Roadhouse: (507) 263-5157
“Wildlife killing contests are cruel, ineffective, and do not reflect Minnesota’s tradition of sportsmanship and respect for the outdoors,” said Joe Wolf, board member of Howling For Wolves.
Hunts like this are unregulated – with no rules, and no limits.
“Killing contests are wrong for many reasons; First, there is no place in a civil society for wildlife killing contests. These types of tournaments are disastrous to wildlife and the balance of ecosystems, and simply glorify violent behavior by encouraging killing simply for the sake of killing.
Second, organizers of these events often claim that they are helping to control predator populations. The fact is, this is not about controlling wildlife populations. This is about thrill-killing, a nonsensical, savage contest to see who can kill the most. Finally, we need the fox to control infectious diseases, including Lyme disease,” said Wolf.
The phone number of the sponsors of this horrendous killing party are shown above. Please contact them with courtesy and urge them to call off his dastardly deed which makes all of us look like savages
Howling For Wolves educates the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We advocate for nonlethal prevention methods that reduce wolf-livestock conflicts and support current federal protections for the wolf. http://www.HowlingForWolves.org
Rev. Austin Miles is the author of the just published book, God and Animals-What the Bible Says About Animals and Heaven. Here is a link with information of this book that celebrates all animals: https://www.capitolhilloutsider.com/new-animal-book-answers-the-question/
The book is available on Amazon.
EMM commentary: Every little outside feral cat we had has been eaten by coyotes, every rabbit, every skunk has been killed. I have no problem destroying coyotes who destroy people’s pets. They are a menace and a predator that needs to be eliminated. Wolves attack and kill ranch animals…there’s a limit to everything. I’m sorry but wolves have become a menace to ranchers and it’s all because of releasing them where they don’t belong.
by Rev. Austin Miles
Many have agonized over the loss of a beloved pet. “Is this it?” Is this all there is?” Is my dear pet gone forever?” “Why?” This can be a heart wrenching emotional struggle for those unsure. Reading about The Rainbow Bridge creates a faint hope that we will see our pets again, but it is just that….a hope.
But seeing our pets again goes further than hope. Indeed, this new release PROVES–with Scripture–that we WILL see our pets again.
God and Animals answers many questions including the perplexing one; Which came first? The chicken or the egg? We also have the answer to the age old question, ‘Why DID the chicken cross the road?’ This one is not in the book but those who contact the author will be given the answer.
This author’s love of animals began at a very early age when a pet chicken named Nell was a part of the family. During my younger years, I worked as a Circus Ringmaster, becoming friends with all creatures, from the smallest (baby tigers) to the largest, Big Tommy, the legendary elephant who became a hero when he prevented a circus catastrophe that would have killed many.
There is a poignant chapter on “The Old Dog Who Tried to Run Away With the Circus.” “The Parrot who solved a murder mystery,” “A Little Girl and her Fish”, “The Extraordinary Devoted Mother Chimp,” “What the Church didn’t teach me I Learned From my Poodle,” and, “How animals respond to prayer.” Yes they do in an astonishing way. Examples are detailed.
One thing this author has learned, is that every creature has a distinct personality, making them all a fascinating part of humanity-yes–humanity. One will never see any animal the same way after reading this delightful work.
The book cover includes a beautiful painting by Bob Boyd showing Jesus hugging a big dog. To see that painting on the book cover, click this link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/179099344X
Writing is natural to me, starting while in grade school. The author studied Journalism at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California, receiving awards, and started a website, www.revaustinmiles.com, which now has over seven and a half million readers as well as being a feature writer for Renew America, Capitol Hill Outsider, News With Views, Olive Branch Report, and various other major news sites.
This writer earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary. After ordination, was appointed Chaplain to Show Business, dealing with movie stars, Broadway Actors, circus performers and musicians.
Being a strong advocate for animal welfare means working with representatives in Washington, D.C. to make poaching illegal as well as the import and export of Ivory. That bill was crafted, presented to congress and passed. Also working to abolish “Kill Shelters” and making them all animal rescue and adoption centers.
This writer is also “Papa” to a beautiful chocolate Lab named, Mollie.
by Rev. Austin Miles
Now this is not about Democrats. This is about four legged beasts, even though this writer would not call an elephant a beast. An elephant is a very social animal, that is family oriented, fiercely protects its young and remembers every kindness shown.
They say an elephant never forgets even though they really don’t have a lot to remember. But if one helps an elephant in trouble in any way, or any of its family, that elephant will remember that kindness for the rest of its life.
Even the biggest of elephants display emotion and can be soft-hearted. Such was an elephant several years ago named Tarra, who lived in an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee.
A little dog named Bella came to live at the sanctuary. She and Tarra became friends, then the best of friends. They would walk together, play together, and simply spend time together in a favorite spot within the large compound.
When Bella had to have surgery on her back, she was confined in the veterinarian room on the second floor of a building within the sanctuary.
While going through the surgery and recovering, Tarra stayed next to the building, looking up at the second floor, and refused to move. For three days Tarra stood vigil.
Finally when Bella was better, the veterinarian carried her out on the balcony of the second floor so that Tarra could see her. Eventually, Bella recovered completely and was able to go back outside with Tarra which made them both very happy.
Then, their eight year friendship was tragically ended when Bella was killed by what was believed to be a coyote. Tarra found her, gave a mournful trumpet yell, tenderly picked up her little friend’s blood body and carried it over a mile to the spot where she and Bella had spent so much happy time together, then laid her down gently, as she stood beside Bella’s body trumpeting in grief.
In a film clip of Tarra during that sad moment, one could spot a big tear from the elephant’s eye running down her cheek.
Elephants are magnificent creatures, yet there are those insane knuckle heads who are born thieves, with money as their god, who hunt down innocent elephants to disable them and saw off their tusks which they sell to dealers who make art objects out of them that are sold at a big price.
Fortunately there are human beings who establish elephant sanctuaries for pachyderms who have been mistreated.
At one such sanctuary, a classical pianist visited, and asked the director if he could bring his piano into the sanctuary so that he could play for the elephants. The director said, “fine.” The man left, came back with a piano in his truck, unloaded it, set it up in a new section of the sanctuary where two blind elephants lived.
The piano was unloaded and moved into the closed sanctuary, sat down and began to play classical music, such as Clair De Lune. The moment he started to play, the two elephants completely relaxed and began slowly to dance, swaying their heads back and forth in time to the music.
As a special bonus to our readers, below is the link to in-depth story and the concert for elephants.
Classical pianist soothes ailing elephants…
Readers, please remember to be kind to ALL living creatures.
TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY
by Rev. Austin Miles
- St. PAUL 7/17/18–Do governments not have two obligations–to protect people and to protect animals, which God has also created?
You bet they do. So why are many governments at this moment devising methods to basically wipe off the face of the earth God’s amazing animals?
To do this, they intend to do away with the (Federal Endangered Species Act -ESA). This is a bill Congress passed in 1966, calling it the Endangered Species Preservation Act, providing a means for listing native animal species as endangered and giving them protection. The act authorized the Service to acquire land as habitat for endangered species.
A 1973 conference in Washington, D.C. was the setting for 80 nations to sign the convention on International Trade which restricted international commerce in plant and animal species believed to be harmed by trade.
The Federal Endangered Species Act has saved countless animal lives through this law. However, this animal protection act is now under siege as an all out war on wolves has been declared and activated.
Just a couple of days ago, the Congressional Western Caucus (Minn) released a package of bills that undermine and weaken the federal Endangered Species Act.
Maureen Hackett, MD, founder and president of Howling for Wolves, a public advocacy organization to protect wolves, said in response to the announcement:
“Howling for Wolves strongly opposes weakening the Endangered Species Act. The ESA is a last resort for many species that we will lose forever if not protected. Almost all species placed on the list are prevented from going extinct.
“The wolf in Minnesota continues to need federal protection because without it our state can implement wolf trophy hunts. In 2012 state politicians and the Minnesota DNR disregarded effective, science-based, and nonlethal strategies and held a three-year wolf trophy hunt immediately after wolves lost federal protections.
“Although today’s proposal is touted as “modernization,” it should instead be called the “Eliminating Species Act” because it relies on the same “local control” that nearly wiped out the wolf forever.
“We need to keep the wolf-and other endangered and threatened species-protected for future generations.”
And this is happening in Minnesota that once had Jesse Ventura as a governor,
and has a university that will now fire any professor who does not use the proper pronoun for any individual with sex identity confusion–and by the way there are 53 pronouns to choose from. Professors who use the wrong one out of the 53 are outta here! Men with white coats come forth!
The major danger to the wolves comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service whom one would think would be a friend of wildlife. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be true. They too have agreed to encourage the dismantling of the Endangered Species Act.
According to Jen Mihills, adviser to Mid-Atlantic Region of National Wildlife Federation, one casualty of this reckless disregard of animals is the red wolf which is rapidly disappearing. Today there are less than 40 remaining in the wild. What is worse, the public is encouraged to harass and kill all wolves wherever they can be found.
Sarah Palin brags about being a hunter, loves to kill and joyously took it to heart when war on wolves was declared. All wolves are portrayed as enemies and must be taken out.
This writer will never forget seeing a video on TV of Palin in her airplane with the side open to hunt for wolves. She flew over 200 miles to find them in Alaska. That area was not near any homes, farms towns or settlements. It was out in the middle of nowhere, where wolves could live their lives. There was no danger whatsoever to people or farm animals since only the wolves were out there.
But this great white hunter woman had made the trip to find them. Sitting by the opening of the side of the plane with a gun in her hands, she began killing these beautiful creatures. But it is worse than this.
As she flew low over packs of wolves, they looked up at the plane with innocent curiosity. As they did, Palin, with a smirky smile on her face, began shooting them. The wolves screamed, yes, screamed as they were hit and fell on their backs kicking their feet in the air during a horrible time of agony.
Remember, I saw this complete video, everything, so this is all painfully true.
I will never like Sarah Palin after witnessing this tragedy at her hands and would never support her in any way. How could she be so cruel as to go out to an area only the wolves live in, to savagely shoot them down?
Farmers are especially eager to take out any wolves since they do attack farm animals. However, organizations like Howling for Wolves believes in relocating wolves via non-lethal means. That is what the goal should be, can be, and has proven to be.
Wolves are magnificent creatures. Unfortunately they have received bad press by children’s books making the wolf into the bad guy. Remember Little Red Riding Hood?
The wolf is the first cousin of the dog and can be tamed. The wolf mates for life, will never cheat on his mate and if the mate dies, the wolf never takes another.
They remember those who help them. I once wrote about a movie where four wolf cubs were rescued and adopted by a man who raised them after a hunter killed their mother.
The man turned them loose back in the wild when they grew up and sometime later those wolves saved the man’s life when he was about to be killed. They never forgot this man who took them in and were his friends for life, which was the name of the movie, Friends for Life.
Howling for Wolves, is a Minnesota-based Wolf advocacy organization to foster understanding and tolerance and to ensure their long-term survival in the wild and supports effective, science-based and NONLETHAL wolf plans to support and promote human and gray wolf coexistence into the future. Visit their website at:
The National Wildlife Federation can be contacted at: email@example.com
Animals Australia is an extremely effective animal protective service based in Australia that brings great results for animal protections. Email them at:
Get on their mailing list and by all means sign petitions from these organizations. That is one way you can indeed help animals. It will cost you nothing but a few minutes of time.
Those who can help them financially will be greatly appreciated.
ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY
by Rev. Austin Miles
SIBUYA GAME RESERVE South Africa 7/5/18. Karma can be a female dog–(the advanced version of that identification has been rejected since we have high level readers).
Have you noticed this? Some days, everything seems to go great and you are graced with untold favors, probably because you did something good for someone. Other days go horribly wrong with everything going the opposite of what you had hoped for. So who did you hurt today? Worth thinking about.
This phenomenon is known in Buddhist circles as, KARMA, or, what goes around comes around. Now don’t rush to your keyboards to scream that I have now gone Buddhist or Hindu. I have not embraced ‘new age.’ However I did study “other religions” in seminary.
If you were to have walked into the protected but closed African wildlife grounds on Tuesday, as darkness began covering the land, you would have found a spooky area with a human head on the ground along with various human body parts and no doubt pools of blood along with hunting rifles, axes, enough food to last for several days and three pairs of shoes.
This would have indicated that there were three on this mission. There may have been more since there was thick brush around the area.
This scattering of bones, arms, legs and a head was all that was left of a group of poachers, who had come to violently kill rhinos for their horns, which supposedly, when ground up, perform as a fast acting aphrodisiac, which is hoax medicine-man garbage.
They skillfully made their ways around the closed gate of the park without detection, to sneak their way to the rhinos. However they were met by a surprise committee, a pride of lions who had not had supper. The lions pounced on them and yes ate them. One could experience severe indigestion just thinking about that.
Family members were found, notified and came to identify the remains of the poachers the next day. One had only a head left but identification was made.
Fortunately the massacre was stopped in that wild game park. And again, the reason those low life poachers want to brutally amputate a rhino’s horn is…now get this….sex. Yes SEX. Tribesmen have been hoodwinked into believing that grinding up a rhino’s horn and putting it into a drink, will make men sturdier (no explanation necessary) and make them King of the Sex Pad. This is the sole reason the horn is sought after…based on a fable.
So that is the ONLY reason these poachers kill a rhino for its horn, thinking by doing such a horrible deed, they can have a better sex life. Why can’t some caring soul simply buy crates of Viagra to send over there? It would be much cheaper and no precious lives would be lost.
It seems that sex is the greatest motivation for the most dastardly deeds performed to satisfy a lust. The sex crazed individual does not care who he hurts, what he hurts, even who he kills or what he kills. He is so driven by lust that he could be certified as clinically insane.
Both Rhinos and Elephants are specifically targeted but for different reasons. One for lust, the other for prestigious art objects.
There is no ivory in a rhino’s horn. The rhino horns are useless for artistic figures. Their murders for those horns are strictly to enhance sex, so the buyers mistakenly believe. How downright stupid! A deranged stupidity at that.
Yes, the use of ivory for artistic items that people admire is why so many elephants are killed. In only a very few years, the entire elephant population will be wiped out, never to be seen again UNLESS we take serious action to stop the slaughter. A slaughter for greed. The suffering these gentle beasts endure in order to feed the egos of unbalanced people who only wish that their belongings be admired. This must be stopped.
Some of the elephants are still conscious when these savages saw off their tusks. It would be like having your teeth drilled without Novocaine. It is a violent death for each elephant.
This writer managed to work with a Senator to craft and present a petition on the floor to make the import and export of ivory illegal. That bill was presented before congress and passed, not only in the U.S. but in The United Kingdom.
There is a well-known quote, “Pride goes before the fall.” Interesting that these poaching misfits are driven by PRIDE. They have developed human pride as “great hunters.” And ironically, it was a PRIDE of lions that took down these savages and had them for supper. And it is pride of possession that people want expensive artistic items in their homes for all to see.
People just get over yourselves and live life. God created our lives and the lives of all creatures on purpose for a purpose. Life should be celebrated and ALL creatures MUST be treated humanely. Never should anyone cause anyone or anything to suffer.
Our sincere thanks to syndicated columnist, radio host and on-camera personality on TBN’s D. James Kennedy Ministries Program, Jerry Newcombe.
ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY
by Rev. Austin Miles
- PAUL, MINN-6/18/18–There are mental cases who ENJOY causing innocent animals to suffer. There are others who get perverted thrills from simply killing an animal. Not for food or even their fur, but to satisfy a sick joy in seeing the animals suffer and die. It makes these idiots feel powerful. The same with those in uniform who torture human beings to death.
Then there is Trophy Hunting where one kills an animal in order to cut off their heads, stuff them, and hang the heads on a wall in their home for all visitors to see.
This column has advocated for special courts and lawyers to handle cases of animal mistreatment and cruelty. As a result, three such animal courts have been established to make sure that those who harm animals receive proper punishment while making the public aware.
Meanwhile, citizen animal advocacy groups have formed to help animals including, Howling for Wolves, helmed by Dr. Maureen Hackett and Leslie Rosedahl who hop into action to stop trophy and “recreational” hunting.
Today, the Itasca County Court heard a case against defendants Stephen Bemboom and Brad Dumonceaux who face 67 charges related to illegally snaring wolves and bears in Northern Minnesota.
Snaring, a horrible practice, uses a cheap wire noose to trap animals which usually encircles an animal’s neck, like a noose, causing prolonged suffering for the victim that is restrained to starve to death for up to 19 days while the poor animal continually gasps for breath right up to the last. This is inhuman and must stop!
Howling for Wolves is there to urge the court to apply animal cruelty charges and punish the trappers to the full extent of the law–otherwise there won’t be any deterrence and a pattern of illegal trapping will continue.
Minnesota should end all recreational snaring, said Dr. Maureen Hackett, founder and president of Howling For Wolves.
The next “omnibus” court hearing of this case will be held on September 17, 2018. Animal advocates, be there. Fill that courtroom to show that there is heavy support for animal welfare. Remember, the wolf is the first cousin to the dog.
Howling for Wolves is a Minnesota based wolf advocacy organization to educate the public and policy-makers about wolves, to foster understanding and tolerance, and to ensure their long-term survival in the wild. Howling for Wolves supports effective, science-based, and nonlethal wolf plans to support and promote human and gray wolf coexistence into the future. www.HowlingForWolves.org.
by Rev. Austin Miles
OCALA, Florida–You read that headline right. This is why this writer suggested some time ago that Animal Legal Rights and Courts be established. Thankfully, due to those stories, three have already been formed and more will be established. Animals who are treated cruelly now have legal courts to protect them and to hand out severe punishment to those who abuse them.
Check out this outrage, caught on video by a student, showing Ocala, Florida’s Forest High School teacher DEWIE BREWTON-(caps used to make sure this name is remembered)-having students fill up buckets of water to fill an execution chamber, a large garbage can.
Two living raccoons and an opossum, described by that public school teacher, DEWIE BREWTON, as ‘nuisance creatures,’ were then forcibly submerged into the water, and students held sticks to push them down under water if they came near the top. DEWIE BREWTON is a science-agriculture teacher in the public school system and this is what he is teaching in the government public schools? Oh yes, they also teach little boys how to wear skirts.
Even though that “progressive” teacher caused cruel deaths in front of children, he was NOT charged. WHAT?? In that case the public is commissioned to deal with DEWIE BREWTON by calling on the animal protection courts. These animals were killed simply for being animals.
It is to be noted that before snuffing out the lives of three innocent animals, TEACHER DEWIE BREWTON said the students were forbidden to video anything. This is a generality in any and every public school. However, one student DID. So the proof is undeniable.
It doesn’t stop there. These things are happening regularly. In March, the State of Idaho charged a middle school teacher with animal cruelty for allowing a snapping turtle to eat a terrified live puppy! And children were present to see it.
Preston Junior High School BIOLOGY TEACHER ROBERT CROSLAND who did this horrible thing, was charged with a misdemeanor (should be a felony) for animal cruelty, reported The Washington Post.
At least in this case, the State charged the trash bag who did this. A tip of the beret for Idaho.
Readers, we MUST work to get rid of the government propaganda schools. Christians, meet with your pastor and encourage him to form a Christian School at the church. It is not complicated to do, but can have an everlasting influence upon your children. For the sake of your children and society at large, please do this.
Earlier it was pointed out that we now have animal courts of law to deal with those who mistreat animals.
The animal legal defense fund has sent out this notice regarding a FREE webinar for those like this writer who is an advocate for animals. All online sessions are again, free and open to anyone interested in animal law, current and future law students, attorneys, legal professionals and animal advocates.
- On July 10th at 12:00 pm PST, hear from Amanda Howell and Lindsay Larris, attorneys at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, about the latest developments in litigation and legislation related to captive wildlife.
On August 3rd at 12:00 pm PST, David Casslelman, trial attorney and Founder of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Executive Producer of “Love and Bananas,” an Elephant Story,” will discuss the ten years he spent litigating pro bono against the Los Angeles Zoo in an effort to protect the elephants housed there.
Again, registration is free, but spots fill up early! Register for one or all of this year’s Animal Law Summer School Sessions. If you can’t make one of the sessions, don’t worry. Recordings will be available on the Animal Legal Defense Fund website.
Signed For the Animals,
525 East Cutati Avenue
Cotati, California 94931
Personal Note to Readers: Please treat all creatures humanely. All animals have feelings. When you see two birds fighting, notice how they are glaring, one at the other, with their beaks open. This is displaying anger. Anger means feelings. And that includes feelings of pain and fear. They physically feel every injury incurred. Please remember that.
ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY
by Rev. Austin Miles
The heavy response to my current story about the cat killer was instant. The story regarded a maniac who cruelly killed 18 cats for the sick “thrill” of killing them. These were more than cats. These gentle animals were beloved PETS, totally loved by their owners. The mental case who killed them was identified, arrested, put on trial, and was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his dastardly deeds.
In that story, which you can see at this link: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/miles/170730, it was suggested that it is time to have a specialized court (which are in existence for particular types of cases)– this one to deal with animal abuse cases. From the first publication as it went on the wire, the responses were immediate. Responses came to my in-box, and to the papers that carried the story. All were in favor of establishing animal courts which will also make the public more aware of all creatures.
In the initial story I did not include who to contact to make this happen because at that moment I did not know. Then I received an email from a faithful reader, Richard Firth from the State of Virginia, who helped me with another story by giving me the inside address of a D.C. Official I needed to contact. I heard from him immediately with the information to make this legislation happen. Here is his note: For his protection we did not include Mr. Firth’s exact city of residence or his home address or email contact.
From: Richard Firth
To: Austin Miles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Jul 31, 2017 7:31 am
Subject: Your Article about Special Courts set up to Deal with animal abuse cases
Dear Rev Austin:
I am sorry to be late in getting around to respond to your caring article about animals and the reason is you didn’t tell who to contact in regards to the setting up of such courts. I did check it out with my State Attorney’s General office and the reply which I thought it would be is to contact your state legislators so they can introduce such legislation in your state.
I also talked with the Assistant Attorney General, a beautiful lady, Michelle Welch. who loves animals and loves to prosecute those who abuse animals and she said she would like a copy of your article which I just sent her which would help her in the matter should legal problems arise and could advise us how her office would be handling those matters. So I will start contacting my state legislators to introduce such legislation and send you a copy.
I have already posted your article on line and plan to submit a few more and send you copies as well, My first posting failed to include who to contact which I will also address.
Pray for 118 beagles our local VA administration wants to kill for medical research. That’s another area where millions of animals are killed and some in the most ruthless way possible, plus many of these experiments are not necessary and a WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY. WhiteCoatWasteProject is leading the issue here at our VA hospital and Congressmen in DC voted unanimously voted in favor of a bill cutting off money for most of the experiments. It now goes to the U. S. Senate for passage.
Maybe you could do a series of the horrible fate that awaits many animals, just as gruesome as any other method of killing animals.
God bless your work for ALL his creatures, including mankind.
Richard W. Firth
Of course I am upset that they plan to use 118 beagles for medical research. We must all write our senators to NOT grant the funding for this ‘project.’ And here is another letter Mr. Firth wrote urging his representatives to back the legislation to establish these animal courts. The letter is similar to other officials he wrote about this issue. You can do the same.
Senator Ryan McDougle
Dear Senator McDougle
Could you please introduce the legislation this writer talks about in his article concerning cruelty to animals, excerpts from which now follow:
“A mental case living in San Jose, Robert Farmer, was just sentenced to 16 years in jail for incredible cruelty to cats, having tortured and dismembered 21 cats he had abducted on the streets including the yards of the homes they lived in. Eighteen of the 21 abducted cats died from their horrific injuries at the hands of Farmer who took perverted pleasure in hearing the animals screaming in agony” and this preacher who despises the mistreatment of animals See his article and he wants something done about such cases by clicking this link:
What he wants done to correct the situation is to set up special courts to deal with such abuses. Here are his words about wanting to establish such courts.
“We can set up specialized courts to handle any animal abuse cases. They would handle other cases as well but for any animal abuse case, this would be the court to handle it. We must recognize animals as beings created by God who have the same feelings we have….feelings of pain, anxiety, fear, love, grief and joy, just as we do. Next time you hit your thumb with a hammer, remember that an animal would feel the same level of pain.
“These courts would be set up in various sections of the country. Readers, will you support this by simply writing backup letters agreeing that such courts would benefit society? Most serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer were cruel to animals as they were growing up. Dahmer even killed and ATE his human victims.”
Please do everything necessary to secure passage of such legislation as too many animal abuse cases lead to abuse on humans and when not prosecuted the perpetrator feels he or she is above the law and can hurt any animal or human he or she chooses to harm.
Richard W. Firth
Readers, now it is time to do your part. It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, “You can always judge a nation by the way it treats it[s animals.” Animals are God’s creation and it is our profound duty to treat them kindly, humanely and to protect them. Otherwise you will face God’s judgement. You never want to go there. NEVER cause or tolerate mistreatment to ANY of God’s living creatures.
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