This show features a fascinating discussion about religion and animals with former Pastor Frank Hoffman, founder of All Creatures, www.all-creatures.org.
Lori introduces the show by exploring the many contradictions we have in our relationships with animals, such as the hunter who loves his hunting dogs but has no problem blasting ducks out of the sky. Then Frank Hoffman comes on, saying that we fail to understand God’s intentions when it come to animals and their welfare.
In the second segment, Lori and Frank discuss the concept of dominion, which correctly should be taken as stewardship of rather than domination over animals. Frank also talks about the “hardening of the hearts” of many children as they become indoctrinated into the culture of the use and abuse of animals.
Their talk concludes by touching upon factory farming, which Frank says violates Christian principles, the myriad problems with the Kosher practices of Judaism, and what we all can do to help animals.
Visit all-creatures.org and explore this vast resource. Thank you, Frank for your friendship for almost a decade!
The show wraps up with another good friend of the show, Veterinarian Robert Reed who shares his expertise on keeping our companion animals safe during the holidays. Most of the discussion centers on ingestions, so take care and watch your pooches carefully.
On a related topic: Recently we thought we saw our one year old 50 lb mixed breed, Skye, eat part of a cat toy. We were very worried about her so decided to have our Vet check her out, and this X-ray was obtained:
Do you see the curved white streak on the lower left of the image? Well, since she had no symptoms, we decided to watch her carefully. And wouldn’t you know it, the next night, she awoke from sleep and vomited this:
The red object is the hard plastic, source unknown. The tan pieces are also plastic. No evidence of the missing cat toy. Obviously we are watching her much more carefully these days.