Don Boys, Ph.D.
Florida has about a million alligators and not all of them are in the Everglades. I think they should all be in the swamps or zoos, not in the lakes, rivers, backyards, and lagoons where they can prey on people like the two-year-old boy killed this week at Disney. Authorities took five alligators out of the lake where the boy was attacked.
No bear, shark, alligator, or mountain lion is worth the life of one precious child—or adult, and I am weary of animal rights fanatics rushing to the defense of vicious predators after an attack on an innocent human.
Fanatics tell us that animals, even the vicious ones, are equivalent to any human and should therefore have the same rights as humans. One such fanatic said, “We feel that animals have the same rights as a retarded human child.” Speaking of retardation, that fanatic is not only common sense deficient but biblically deficient because Luke 12:7 tells us, “Ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
We are told that these predators are often confused when near humans. Sharks have poor eyesight, and often bears only want to protect their young. Alligators are simply defending their territory. Sure, like a few years ago when an alligator stalked and dismembered a female jogger. Her arms were found in the stomach of a captured alligator. A few days later, two more people were killed by alligators in Florida. Last October a 62-year-old man was killed by a 12-foot alligator. There have been 24 confirmed fatal alligator attacks in Florida since 1973 with more than nine other unconfirmed deaths.
But we are told that even bugs and insects have legal rights. Even cockroaches “have a right to live,” and serve the environment by being “efficient little garbage collectors” opined another fanatic with a straight face.
What is incredible is that sane people, when hearing such nonsense, don’t fall to the floor holding their sides in laughter. Or maybe tears would be more appropriate for a world gone stark raving mad. And “nuts” is a good and appropriate description.
Sharks are “noble” creatures and are “gentle” and can be “trusted.” Yea, tell that to children who have had their arms or legs severed by one of those “gentle” creatures. Tell that to the eight humans who are killed each year by those “trusted” sharks. Sure, you can trust a shark—to be a shark just as you can trust a loony leftist to be a loony leftist.
All this nonsense is because of society’s anti-Scriptural world view. People no longer believe that man was made in the image of God and was given the authority to dominate the world. Let me remind the biblically deficient that God killed an animal to provide a covering for Adam and Eve after their disobedience. After all, those fig leaves had their problems especially in a high wind.
I suggest that there be a program to capture the vicious predators and place them in our zoos, swamps, and wild life parks. That way, they will be cared for and procreate profusely so that future generations will be able to watch them in zoos all over the nation. Let’s have zoos even in small towns and cities.
Then I recommend that vicious animals be considered what they are: a threat to society. Make open season on all other bears, sharks, alligators, and mountain lions. Publish the names and photos of those who remove one or more predators from society. Let genuine bear rugs become a status symbol in American homes. Few items are as special as a well-made pair of alligator shoes, and with the killing of so many of them, the price of alligator shoes and belts would plummet.
The argument is made about the balance of nature being damaged with the loss of these creatures but nature has been eliminating various creatures for thousands of years and we’re still here. “Nature” will adjust to the loss of these predator bears, sharks, alligators, poisonous snakes, and mountain lions that are in proximity to humans.
I have observed that most of the animal rights fanatics are very pro-abortion, so they think it is desirable to kill helpless babies in the womb; but it is wrong, wicked, wasteful, etc., to kill vicious predators!
Note that I am not demanding that animals be tortured since that speaks volumes about the torturers. All kids should be taught that a gracious God provided animals to provide us food, clothing, shoes, milk, etc. We know that there is a connection with kids who torture animals and their later killing of humans. The Bible commands us to be kind to our beasts; however, there is a big difference between a cow or horse and a rampaging bear, alligator, mountain lion, or shark.
As for the child killed this week: I wonder why a two-year-old was wading unattended (after dark) in an area known for alligators! Disney had been warned of the danger for years without doing anything about it. There were “No Swimming” signs but “Beware of Alligators” warnings were as absent as logic, honesty, and balance in a left winger.
Seems as if there are some unanswered questions that need answers.
Meanwhile remove the predators from society and put them in zoos, animal preserves, and swamps. Maybe even pay a bounty for each one killed outside protected areas! I’ll be delighted to take down my old bow and find a few arrows for the hunt.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good pair of alligator shoes with matching belt!
Boys’ new book, Muslim Invasion: The Fuse in Burning! will be published in a couple of weeks.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 15 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
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