Here in Spain, I recently read an account concerning a dog being rescued from a yard without shade, shelter, sufficient food or water. In itself this would have been bad enough but in addition the poor animal was also chained-up and couldn’t even walk around the small space it was living in and this had been going on for at least three years. Remember that temperatures in Spain can get into the 40ºC range and then freezing in the Winter.
Once rescued and treated for the inevitable hair loss and other physical afflictions the dog had endured, he was re-homed and now lives with people who care for him and will love him for the rest of his life. What sort of low-life individuals would treat any animal with this complete lack of care and attention? Perhaps they are related to the chicken farm workers who played ‘football’ with chickens as the ball before stuffing them into cages to send them for slaughter and ultimately supermarket shelves, or the companies who still use animals for research to test for any adverse effects from the cosmetic products they are hoping to sell?
Unwanted pets are dumped miles from home and left in the wild to cope for themselves because their owners cannot be bothered anymore. God cares about people. Remember that Jesus came and died to release us from our chains, but God also cares about animals He has created and we should too.
Threatening Nineveh with destruction because of their cruelty and debauchery God said to Jonah, “And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left and also many animals?”..Jonah 4 v 11.
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