The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
February 1, 2012
Turtles, eagle eggs and unborn babies
by Robert McCurry
In 1973 the federal government passed the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 protecting Sea turtles that are either endangered or threatened.
In 1995, the Florida Legislature passed the Marine Turtle Protection Act (MTPA), giving DEP the authority to enforce regulations protecting the green, leatherback, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, and loggerhead sea turtles. DEP was instructed to implement its responsibilities under the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recovery plans for the five species of sea turtles. The MTPA states that "no person may take, possess, disturb, mutilate, destroy, cause to be destroyed, sell, offer for sale, transfer, molest, or harass any marine turtle or its nest or eggs at any time." "Take" is defined as an act which kills or injures sea turtles, including "significant habitat modification or degradation that kills or injures marine turtles by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, such as breeding, feeding, or sheltering."
Florida Beach signs: “Attention Beach Users. Help protect endangered sea turtles. Avoid disturbing nesting females. Leave eggs, nests, and hatchlings undisturbed….Sea turtles are protected by county, state, and federal law. Fines up to $20,000.”
It is unconscionable inequality for government to protect sea turtles and fine people thousands of dollars for even daring to disturb a baby sea turtle and at the same time deny protection in the killing of millions of preborn babies via abortion.
Georgia freshwater turtles to get protection
Atlanta Constitution, Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Georgia’s 19 species of freshwater turtles face a variety of human-induced ills. Thousands die each year from being run over on highways while crawling to nesting areas and many perish when vital wetland habitats are lost to development.
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources is expected on Jan. 25 to adopt regulations to protect 13 of the state’s freshwater turtle species that have little or no protection now. Six others already are protected because they are rare, endangered or threatened.
The new regulations will, among other things, set turtle harvest limits; define what constitutes a commercial turtle collection enterprise; establish permit requirements; set rules on exporting, farming and selling turtles; specify unlawful activities regarding collection of turtles; and set specifications for turtle farms.
It is unconscionable inequality for government to protect fresh water turtles and at the same time deny protection in the killing of millions of preborn babies via abortion.
Bald or golden eagle egg protection
Federal law also provides that people can actually go to prison for taking (this includes pursuing, shooting, shooting at, poisoning, wounding, killing, capturing, trapping, collecting, molesting or disturbing) a bald or golden eagle egg. Concerning the penalties, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports:
The 1972 amendments increased civil penalties for violating provisions of the Act to a maximum fine of $5,000 or one year imprisonment with $10,000 or not more than two years in prison for a second conviction. Felony convictions carry a maximum fine of $250,000 or two years of imprisonment. The fine doubles for an organization.
Please note that these amendments to the federal law protecting eagle eggs were passed the year before Roe v. Wade was decided and the Supreme Court made it legal to kill all unborn children. I’d really like to know why an eagle egg is treated the same as an adult eagle (isn’t it only a “potential eagle”?) when an unborn child is treated like a non-human.
It is unconscionable inequality for government to protect ‘a bald or golden eagle egg’ and fine people thousands of dollars for ‘molesting or disturbing a bald or golden eagle egg’ and at the same time deny protection in the killing of millions of preborn babies via abortion.
It is unconscionable inequality that turtles and eagle eggs now get more government protection to live than the preborn infant.
With the explicit support of politicians, judges, bureaucrats and millions from the American electorate, modern day abortion on demand is afforded legal protection and government sanction. And with few exceptions, pastors and churches are passive and silent and complicit in the pro-death abortion industry.
Repent or perish! There is no other option!
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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