God loves all of his creatures. no living thing is a mistake. so i imagine He would be upset at us for causing unnecessary harm to one of his creatures. we really shouldn't cause unnecessary harm to any living creature. be it human, bird, dog, cat, pig, etc.
Man has to eat...I like meat so im not going to let a mythological deity determine how to use my hunger needs. Now straight out cruelty is NOT to be tolerated by anyone... human or deity. I have my own punishment for people who harm and disrespects animals.
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If someone harms an animal out of necessity then I think God will understand. If someone harms an animal because they enjoy causing pain, then I think God will be more than a little upset with them.
I like the way certain Indian tribes did things. When they hunted they took only what they needed, used all of it, and praised the "creator(s)" of the animal for providing them with resources. The Indians acknowledged the need for balance with nature.
Those things being said, I don't like spiders or ants. And if they enter "my territory" then their deaths will be swift and mostly painless. I usually don't torture them.
God is creator of all things living including the animal kingdom. It's allowed to kill an animal for consumption if need be and god has no problem with it. You should also know that in the days of Abraham and back to Abel it was the norm to sacrifice a prized animal to God for acceptance and to glorify god's name
OK so there are different reasons if ants or mice rats etc are in your house you have to kill them. but if its something like a dog or a cat or a cow or a sheep etc he would care if you killed those also people have to eat meat to stay healthy so if you kill a pig to get meat then its no big deal but if you are hunting just for fun (not because you need food) then god would care hope this helped!
If you mean having to eat them, that's the exact reason he put meaty animals on the Earth. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, etc. are all for our enjoyment and survival. During biblical times, all they had were meat and crops. God blessed them with animals to eat with their vegetables.
Animal cruelty should not take place if men truly understand the command to be "caretakers" of the earth. We are to control the numbers of animals so disease and sickness do not kill them off; we are to use the animals for our needs; we are to control animals in a manner in which they are not harmful to humans; and finally we should protect them from over-killing and abuse. The problem lies in the fact that many do not understand this balance and tend to over-protect or under-protect animals. Animals were created for us to enjoy, so protecting a remnant for others to enjoy is also proper. Proverbs 12:10 tells us, "A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/animal-rights.html#ixzz2XQERvlhy
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The Prophet, may God praise him, said, "While a man was walking he felt thirsty and went down a well and drank water from it. On coming out of it, he saw a dog panting and eating mud because of excessive thirst. The man said, 'This (dog) is suffering from the same problem as me. So he went down the well, filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth, climbed up, and gave the water to the dog. God thanked him for his (good) deed and forgave him his sins." The people asked, "O messenger of God! Is there a reward for us in serving (the) animals?" He replied, "Yes, there is a reward for serving any living creature.."
"A woman was tortured and put in Hell because of a cat which she locked up until it died from hunger." Prophet Muhammad, may God praise him, said: "She neither fed it nor let it drink when it was locked up, nor did she set it free to eat the insects of the earth."
Of course we cant truely know what He thinks, but a good guess would be He would be unhappy with the abuse and misuse of animals. He set humans over all the earth as caretakers. That means taking GOOD care of them. Use of animals for food, clothing and work is allowed but we should still be good caretakers of those animals. Thats one thing i think native american religions and other native religions had right, that thanksgiving should be said at the necessary death of any animal for food, clothing and shelter.
I personally think that if God didn't want us to eat animals he would have given them souls. They would be able to communicate and think. But that doesn't mean we should abuse them. They are God's creation too.
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I can't take credit for this idea, but I also can't find the source where I originally heard it from.
Some hundreds of years ago, a perfectly moral person owned people like property, and used them like tools. Today, we recognize this as a nearly unforgivable crime against decency. (Well, MOST of us do...)
A week ago, the US did not afford the same rights to certain groups of people simply because of their sexual orientation. Today, John Roberts opposed the bobble-heads in his party a second time and made this Government Sponsored Bigotry a thing of the past. Some of us recognize how horrible it was just last month, but obviously fewer than for slavery.
Can we look ahead and see the next seismic change that we -- right now -- just cannot see? What will our great grandchildren look back on us for, and shake their heads with disbelief at how cruel we were?
Everyone knows the process of growing enough meat to feed the developed nations of the world results in abuse of the animals. We convince ourselves it's okay, why?
God forbids animal cruelty (and it's also against the law). You don't need to be cruel to an animal to survive. If an animal is attacking you and hurt it to defend yourself, then that's allowed, of course. If you're talking about slaughtering animals for food, then that's is something God allowed us to do.
The Bible plainly states God's view of cruelty to animals. "The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel" (Provers 12:10). God made clear how animals were to be treated. Although man was eventually permitted to use them for food and other practical purposes, God never approved cruel treatment of them. Animals should be treated with propriety, respect and compassion.
The Bible plainly states God’s view of cruelty to animals. It says: “The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel.” (Proverbs 12:10) Those who want to please God do not subject animals to sadistic mistreatment. We can be happy that in God’s new world, the practice of training animals to be killers—for sport or for any other reason—will end.—Psalm 37:9-11.
The Bibles viewpoint: God did tell Noah after the flood that he could eat animals. But Gods view on cruelty for any other reason is clear. Prov 12:10 the righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal." NWT So he wants us to take care of his creation.
If you must kill an animal to survive. You should praise god and respect the animal. I don't believe in mass slaughter and that is why I became a Pescetarian. Meaning I only eat fish and vegetables. However I would eat meat from farms that I know have killed the animal as humanly as possible. The bad news is that this farms are hard to find.