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Monday, July 26, 2010

Humankind: Friend or Foe of God’s Creation?

1. Hundreds of Bluefin Tuna Released

2. Famous Quote – Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist

3. “The End of the Line”

4. Bible verse – Psalm 119:105

5. Making Cows More Like Kangaroos

6. This Week’s Video – Famous vegetarian historical figures, politicians and activists


1. Hundreds of Bluefin Tuna Released

The bluefin tuna, one of the most valuable but endangered fish in the Mediterranean, have been driven almost to extinction by industrial fishing to the point that are now unlikely to survive more than a few more years. In an attempt to save hundreds of these fish and to raise awareness on this issue, Sea Shepherd activists release 800 hundred of threatened bluefin tuna which they strongly suspect were illegally caught off the Libyan coast.

To read the full article please search online for Sea Shepherd Activists Free Hundreds of Threatened Bluefin Tuna Off Libya

Industrial fishing has decimated aquatic fauna to the point where we might lose for ever innumerable species in the next few years. Profit and taste has driven this industry in a blind race, forgetting or choosing to ignore, the suffering and devastation left behind. As stewards of God's Creation we need to make it clear that we do not agree with the exploitation of God's animals and the consequences this brings onto the environment by refusing to support these industries.

2. Famous Quote

"The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man."

~ Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist

3. “The End of the Line”

A new fantastic documentary on the devastation overfishing is causing in the oceans is available on DVD. “The End of the Line” is a gripping and sobering documentary that British filmmaker Rupert Murray has created for anyone who is concerned about the state of the oceans. The film is a call to action that makes the case that the earth's oceans must be preserved for future generations while encouraging the viewer to ponder about the fish they eat.

To learn more please search online for The End of the Line

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Psalm 119:105

"Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path"

Following Jesus’ teachings guide and help us live according to God’s will; and in turn we reflect His/Her love for all Creation.

5. Making Cows More Like Kangaroos

The Australian government, along with the meat industry, is investing in a $24 million campaign to reduce cattle burping, which releases methane and contributes to global warming. The objective is to change the ruminants’ diet to make them less gassy. This research is going on at the new $28 million Center for Advanced Animal Science, where scientists are trying to make cows more like kangaroos, in the sense that these animals also eat grass but release virtually no methane.

To read the full article please search online for Trying to stop cattle burps from heating up the planet

In order to reduce global warming gases, common sense dictates to reduce the number of cattle, instead of spending million of dollars manipulating these animals. However, profit and taste seem to trump common sense. As stewards of God's Creation we should act according to our Faith, which is founded in principles of compassion, mercy, justice and love. Reducing the number of animals for food shows compassion to God's animals and helps restore the environment.

6. This Week’s Video

Watch this short video that compiles a list of famous vegetarian historical figures, politicians and activists.

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