Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
E-mail Current ecological concern has raised the question of the status of animal life in the universe. The treatment of animals by man has ranged from worship to cruelty.
What is the will of our Heavenly Father in regard to animals? The prophets, past and present, have said much that is relevant on this subject. When animals were placed upon the earth, our Heavenly Father said that it was good. Since the creation of the earth, man has been given dominion over the animals.
That animals are to be treated with kindness is indicated in the law of Moses. The Lord enjoined the Israelites to show kindness to the ox by not muzzling it when it was treading the corn during the harvest threshing. Undue strain on unequally yoked animals was forbidden as well.
The Lord instructed the Hebrews to help the overburdened animal, even if it belonged to an enemy. Even animals were to be spared labor on the Sabbath. The prophet Isaiah revealed that during the millennial reign, cruelty to all living creatures would be abolished: The Lord further explained to Hosea concerning the millennial state of animals: In Marchit was revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that though vegetarianism was not to be enforced as a doctrine for mankind, men were still responsible for their killing of animals.
While revising the Biblethe Prophet desired further understanding concerning the four beasts mentioned in Revelation 4: Section 77 of the Doctrine and Covenants contained the response from the Lord. As related by the Prophet Joseph Smith in his history: How will the serpent ever lose his venom, while the servants of God possess the same disposition, and continue to make war upon it?
Men must become harmless, before the brute creation; and when men lose their vicious dispositions and cease to destroy the animal race, the lion and the lamb can dwell together, and the sucking child can play with the serpent in safety.
I exhorted the brethren not to kill a serpent, bird, or an animal of any kind during our journey unless it became necessary in order to preserve ourselves from hunger.
Captain Young told them not to hurt him but carry him out of the tent, whereupon Brother Carpenter took him in his hands, carried him beyond all danger, and left him to enjoy his liberty, telling him not to return.
He further taught the resurrection of animals: John heard the words of the beast giving glory to God, and understood them.
God who made the beasts could understand every language spoken by them. The beasts were four of the most noble animals that filled the measure of their creation, and had been saved from other worlds, because they were perfect. They were like angels in their sphere.
We are not told where they came from, and I do not know; but they were seen and heard by John praising and glorifying God. Brigham Young also showed concern for animals. Let the people be holy, and filled with the Spirit of God, and every animal and creeping thing will be filled with peace.
Cannon, a counselor in the First Presidency under Brigham Young, probably wrote more concerning the humane treatment of animals than any other Latter-day Saint. As editor of the Juvenile Instructor, he began in writing editorials advocating kindness to animals.
In he announced the inauguration of the Sunday School-sponsored Humane Day, to be commemorated during the month of February. This program continued in the Church for the next twenty years.
President Lorenzo Snow related in his journal the change of heart he had concerning hunting shortly after his baptism: I realized that such indulgence was without any justification, and feeling condemned, I laid my gun on my shoulder, returned home, and from that time to this have felt no inclination for that murderous amusement.
Smith, who succeeded George Q. Cannon as editor of the Juvenile Instructor, expanded the emphasis on Humane Day. It is more than to be considerate of the animal life entrusted to our care.Painting or statues of animals The pictures, painting and statues of animals and birds like pigs, snakes, asses, eagle, owl, bats, vultures, pigeons and crows etc.
should be avoided. The mighty ostrich is truly the king of birds. The largest living bird, ostriches can grow up to 9 feet tall and weigh more than pounds.
Their eggs, fittingly, are also the world’s largest—about 5 inches in diameter and 3 pounds in weight.
On the other hand, the defenders argue that animals and birds should be given freedom. Cages will deprive them of their instinct features. They are unable to move about to search for the food and drink, create their own shelters and enjoy playing in their territories.
What follows, then, is a study of the five animal species best poised to take back this planet from us. Here we shall discuss their strengths, their weaknesses, and how, if push came to shove, these species would fare against an elite team of Humanity Marines in a battle to control the world.
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