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When God gave us dominion over the animals, I don’t think He meant that we were to mistreat them, in any way. I certainly think He was telling us to respect them, share our homes and lives with them, provide for them and be in accord with them.

Cloning animals wasn’t in The Book, neither was slaughtering them inhumanely, either. Dominion isn’t being a tyrant or overseer. It means we have a personal responsibility to treat them as we would want to be treated, and for God’s sake, the animals which will nourish the world, they should be treated with a great respect. They are giving their lives, so we who are not vegans, can be fed and live abundantly.

I never could understand why people chain up their dogs, leave them out in the heat and cold, throw them a bone now and then, or beat them. To subject your animal to this is something the owner should have done to them. See if they like it.

Also, humiliating animals, belittling them or jeering them is cruel and so wrong. Perhaps these people were treated this way growing up and use this example of keeping their animals “In Line.” Why do some people feel the need to over-power their animals? What is wrong with their make-up, their character? Does it make them feel powerful, lording it over their subjects? Is this the only control they can garner … from making an animal fear them? What’s wrong with you!

So, for all of the immoral slaughterer’s of animals, for all of the people who mistreat their animals, for all of those who beat, or starve or not provide fresh water for their animals, I hope that God will repay you in kind. Vengeance is His … after all. I can only pray that He will reward you the same way you reward those under your domain.

I beg that you change your ways and Stop The Abuse of Animals. “No More Abuse!”

Dear Mrs. Hall:

Thank you for contacting me about the Dog Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 1880). It’s good to hear from you.

I am appalled by dog-fighting and any person who actively supports it. Dogs are loving and loyal companions who deserve nothing less than our care. It is cruel and inexcusable to pit dogs against one another for the sake of sport.

That is why I have always supported legislation to protect not just dogs, but all animals. For example, earlier this year I cosponsored the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (P.L. 110-22), which imposes fines and possible imprisonment for knowingly supporting animal fighting. This legislation became law on May 3, 2007.

As you know, the Dog Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 1880) would make it a crime to knowingly sponsor dog-fighting or sell dogs for the purpose of dog-fighting. This bill is currently pending in the Senate Committee on Agriculture. I will certainly keep your views in mind if this legislation comes before the full Senate for consideration.

Thanks again for contacting me. I appreciate hearing of your views on this important matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of any assistance.

Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator

P.S. If I can be of further assistance in the future,
please visit my website at
or call my Washington D.C. office at 202-224-4654


About Theresa H Hall

As a professional vocalist. licensed broadcaster, artist, published poet, lyricist, writer, essayist, critic, animal lover and budding pastr View all posts by Theresa H Hall

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