For many there is a belief that man holds dominion over the natural world; that it exists for us to do as we wish and bend to our will. That man is may somehow be inherently superior to the water, the earth, the land, the sky—and to all other animals that share these spaces with you and I. Perhaps this is most evident in the idea of hunting for sport, to take down with a gun the creatures that could otherwise tear us to shreds. Some hold to this as a right granted by a Biblical passage from Genesis, which states, “…and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
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