Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wingnuts want to stone whale to death

Let’s get the disclaimers out, right up front. I am an animal lover. I also support traditional family values. You know, Andy Griffith, the Waltons, Little House, Leave It To Beaver.  The TV Land thing.

However.

There’s a bunch of wingnuts called the American Family Association.  They’ve decided that the killer whale involved in the tragic death of a trainer at SeaWorld should be put to death.  Their preferred method of execution is stoning. I suppose that means if you want to kill it some other way, they guess that’s OK..but stoning is really the best route. They add that “the Bible was ignored, so the trainer died.”

At least they’ve cleared that up.

But they rave on.  Quote: “Says the ancient civil code of Israel, “When an ox gores a man or woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner shall not be liable.” (Exodus 21:28)”

Excuse me- “the ancient civil code of Israel?”

Of course it’s terrible that this poor woman died in what is clearly a tragic accident. But advocating the destruction of an animal by some type of cruel methodology is clearly delusional.