Evolution, Animal Rights and Killing Hunters

Animal liberationists do not separate out the human animal, so there is no rational basis for saying that a human being has special rights. A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. They are all mammals [also stated as " they are all animals"].

This is a different kind of post. For one thing, it is my own work. Also, it is not simply an introduction to someone else's article. Third, it is more philosophical in nature than scientific. You wanted a break from the lab coat material though, didn't you?

Evolution detracts from the uniqueness of humans. Some evolutionists go as far as to demand animal rights on a par with human rights (if you discriminate against animals, you are a speciesist). Since we all evolved and are related, they say, we should not be special just because we are at the top of the food chain. Some of these people devalue human life for the sake of animals. When Olympic shooting  medalist Corey Cogdell published pictures of animals she killed on trophy hunts, some people on that "pulpit of fools" called Twitter wanted her to be shot, or to shoot herself!

I will not speak for proponents of Intelligent Design here, since that movement is comprised of people with diverse views. Biblical creationists (such as myself) know that mankind was created in God's image, and are not simply a product of microbes-to-microbiologist evolution through time, chance, mutations and so forth. To even suggest that people who kill animals should themselves be killed is itself a moral failing as well as an example of minds influenced by evolutionary philosophies.

People who are interested in the balanced view of Christian dominion and stewardship of the Earth and its creatures can read this article on "Animal Cruelty and Vegetarianism", and this series on "Creation, Dominion and the Created order".