American Family Association Calls for Extermination of Grizzlies

"When we last heard from Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association's issues director was calling for the public stoning of Tillikum the killer whale, for its role in the death of a trainer at Sea World last spring. 'When an ox gores a man or woman to death,' Fischer declared, quoting Exodus, 'the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten.' ...

Here he is yesterday, reacting to a Los Angeles Times article about Wyoming's threatened grizzlies: 'One human being is worth more than an infinite number of grizzly bears. Another way to put it is that there is no number of live grizzlies worth one dead human being. If it's a choice between grizzlies and humans, the grizzlies have to go. And it's time.'

It's hardly an isolated incident; earlier this year, Fischer called the grizzly, 'a fierce, savage unstoppable killing machine.' This time, he's offered a solution: 'Shoot these man-eaters on sight.'

The larger message we're supposed to take from all of this, Fischer explains, is that 'deaths of people and livestock at the hands of savage beasts is a sign that the land is under a curse.'"

Tim Murphy reports for Mother Jones November 10, 2010.


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Source: Mother Jones, 11/15/2010