06 Jul We Treat Our Pets Better Than Our Kids
Matthew 19:14 (ESV) – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
In most U.S. states, you can kill your pet to relieve their pain under specific circumstances if you meet two criteria. Failure to comply with these laws that protect against animal cruelty can result in jail time, probation, or fines.
One, you can kill your pet if it is so injured or sick that it is suffering and near death. However, unlike a baby, “it is illegal to kill your pet for no reason”.
Two, you can kill your pet if they are “not fit” for living. Examples would include severe brain damage, or a pet at risk of losing multiple limbs, or otherwise unable to functionally live.
Unlike an abortion, which a minor can receive without parental consent in many states, “Most owners consult with a veterinarian before determining if an animal is near death or unfit for living a long and healthy life.” (1)
Let’s say your dog is so sick that you need to kill them. Laws generally require that it A) be done in a humane way and B) use a way that is painless, fast, and effective. Tragically, the same cannot be said for an unborn child.
How altogether sick is it that we live in a world where people are referred to as “pet parents” with “fur babies” that often get carried in a front pack made for a child, or pushed in a stroller, yet we kill our own kids in the womb? It’s well and good to treat animals, especially our pets, well. Our family has a gigantic German Shepherd who seems to think that we are her staff and that our Arizona pool is her private resort, which is fine. But it’s tragic that, if reincarnation was true (which it’s not), some kids killed in the womb might come back to their family as a pet and actually be treated with decency.
The real issue under abortion is sex. The vast majority of abortions are single women who have sex outside of marriage. Some people will say that Christianity is the world’s largest religion, but
it is not. Sex is officially the world’s largest religion with more passionate worshippers and evangelists than the Church.
Do you know anyone who treats their pets better than their children? Read Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16, and Psalm 127:3 about God’s heart for children and humans.
1. https://www.lawinfo.com/resources/insurance/pet-law/florida/ if-my-dog-is-sick-and-will-not-get-better-can.html#:~:text=Abusing%20or%20neglecting%20an%20animal,criminal%20defense%20attorney%20 right%20away
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