"Then God said, 'Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.'"
Not being a religious person myself I disagree with most things in the bible and opt for the open mindedness, equality, and acceptance for all.
Recently there have been a string of Pit Bull attacks on people and their pets. As a pet owner myself I do fear the dogs coming near my own however I do not agree with the crowds that believe that the Pit Bulls should be banned and put down as family dogs. I know of many people that own these animals and are very happy with them and their temperament. Yes, it is known that these dogs were bread to fight and will do so at any chance, but is that not true of some humans as well?
How many killers are out there as we speak; people let out on bail, people that are just KNOWN to be unstable but have not yet committed a crime, and even people that have committed a crime but are given the lax punishment of jail time. I mean, if my viewpoint is correct, why is it that an animal kills a person and their whole breed is put down, but when a human kills anything that person only gets 'confined' into a jail cell with computer time, outdoor time, fresh meals every day, TV, and visitors. Hell, it has been more then once when I have said that if I were homeless I would commit a crime just to get into that world.
In my eyes every creature is equal, and what more are we here for then to survive. People are building and building and building, encroaching onto the habitat of wild animals and forcing them to become overpopulated and searching for places to expand which, coincidentally, are into the places that we took over in the first place. People then complain when their cat or child gets eaten from a 'trespassing' coyote looking for fresh food away from its usual prey, which has become riddled with disease due to the same overpopulating that it itself is currently trying to survive? Does that not seem backwards to you?
And yes. I have heard the argument of the food chain many times over. 'Well if animals were smart enough to build and kill then they could do so, and until then we will continue our ways'. Yes my friends, you are correct. Animals did not evolve into the 'braniacs' that we believe ourselves to be. They are not smart enough to build homes, and produce weapons of mass destruction, and become a thriving society... but are they any less intelligent? No. Animals, until humans came along and F***ed everything up, managed to live in harmony with the earth and maintain a balance with their habitat, prey, and the environment as a whole. They are not the plague that has taken over the earth, the virus that has destroyed its own living space, the bearer of filth causing them to dispose of it wherever they please and in turn becoming those who 'shit in their own proverbial bed'. Nope. You are correct... they cannot think like we do... and thank god for that.