God is into animals. He loves them. He even loves the rodents.
That being said, cruelty to animals is never right. Hunting is necessary to keep populations down of animals like deer. But mindlessly shooting birds or small animals is wrong.
I have no idea why I am on this kick. I read that verse in Jonah this morning and it just touched me to see God make a point in mentioning the animals. I have a mouse in my kitchen I cannot get rid of. He is a sneaky little guy. I think he's too smart for traps so I haven't set one and I don't want to poison him. I've talked to him very sternly telling him to leave but he refuses to obey my command (he is a lot like my kids). I saw him once but haven't since. But he's still somewhere.
And now I ask if you are reading this to pray for healing for a SD minister by the name of Emmanuel. He fell off a roof and is very badly hurt everywhere -- in the brain, the spine, other internal organs, bones. Please pray God miraculously heals him. He and h is wife have 10 children. Most are still at home. They need their papa. Thank you.