Actor and environmental activisit Pierce Brosnan has taken the cause of whales to heart. He does not want humans to kill them, period.
www.SaveTheWhalesNow.org has just released a PSA featuring Brosnan, taking President Obama to task for apparently reneging on a campaign promise to support an International whaling moratorium...
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As an aside I sure wish pro-lifers would be allowed to make a comparable PSA on the killing of preborn humans. But back on topic, I am not an environmentalist, as the term is understood today, but I am certainly an environmental steward, in keeping with Genesis 1:28:
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
There's a lot more to this, but generally speaking I believe if humans have a good use for the bodies or skins of animals, then God has given us the right to kill them, along with the responsibility to kill them humanely and not deplete a species.
There will be those who call me inconsistent for condemning the killing of preborn humans while condoning the killing of animals.
Of course, that is to place animals and humans on the same moral plane, which is illogical and which no worldwide code of law supports. One is not meted the death penalty or life in prison for illegally killing a baby seal, for example.
But would not that logic show Barack Obama to be more vastly inconsistent for condemning the killing of whales while condoning the killing of preborn humans?
Neverthless, Obama is apparently attempting to vote "present" on the whaling issue, just as he voted "present" on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (before voting against it), which I think is quite the touché to all those liberals who maintained during the campaign Obama's 130 "present" votes as state senator demonstrated displays of "leadership" rather than cowardliness or indecisiveness.
Apparently even while the Obama administration "reaffirms its unwavering support for the commercial whaling moratorium," it supports a compromise allowing Iceland, Japan, and Norway to continue killing whales, according to Brosnan.
I continue to be appalled by the liberal blind spot to the bludgeoning of preborn children while it expresses such compassion and outrage against the bludgeoning of animals.