God doesn't believe people should lie, cheat or steal either, but he doesn't stop people from doing it. It's up to the individual to know right from wrong and live their life the way he wants us to. If not, we face him in the end and account for our actions at that time. Thank God, he knows how I treated his creatures during my time on earth and I have nothing to explain or account for.Raptor your long winded post has nothing to do with gods wiil. Idont hate anyone seeing thet I am successful with my talents and gifts the make me a hunter trapper and killer of varmits. In fact if god was worried about my actions he wouldnt have allowed me to be so successful. And just how am I expexted to prevent my half acre of roasting ears from being ruined by raccoons. How can a watermelon farmer prevent 40 xcres fron being ruined by coyotes. how can you prevent trees from being bamaged by beaver. And Deer tear up fences eat gardens shrubs and spread disease. varmits and predators are out of controlin many places because of mamby pambys like you. Those racoons carry rabies and distemper. wait until they start denning up in your attic and you get sick from their accumulated feces. I know Ill never change the way you think & feel. you should know by now you cant prevent me fron doing what i deen necessairy to prevent animal predation mitigate loss damage. However its a lot of fun yanking your chain. Are you having fun yet. You can bet I am.
Protecting your life and even your food is one thing. But to kill indiscriminately, even non-target species, that were not a threat, and may never have been a threat to you or your livelihood is just plain wrong.
It sounds like you don't want nothing on the planet but humans, and maybe a few birds and bunnies as long as they're in the right places that you approve of.
So SOME raccoons carry rabies; so what. All living things carry diseases, even humans. Do we kill them? NO! Even if you insist on killing raccoons because they carry rabies, maybe you should make sure the ones you kill actually DO have rabies first. It's an easy disease to diagnose. Google it. The symptoms are very apparent and cannot be easily mistaken.
And you too should know by now that I will always counter your arguments with logic and fact, and not hearsay and old wives tales. I too enjoy yanking your chain and I can't wait to send you my book....as soon as I get it completed and published.