Dominion over Wildlife?
An Environmental Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations
Foreword by Tom C. Rakow
Imprint: Resource Publications
232 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 in
- Published: April 2009
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- Published: April 2009
$28.00 / £23.99 / AU$40.99Buy
Stephen M. Vantassel is a tutor of theology at King's Evangelical Divinity School. Though formally trained as a theology with degrees from Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Trinity Theological Seminary, Stephen has extensive experience in wildlife damage management. He is Program Coordinator of Distance Education for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He has worked at UNL since September 2004. Among his many duties, Stephen manages the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management, where he helps educate the public about effective and responsible wildlife control. Stephen is a prolific writer whose articles have appeared in Wildlife Control Technology. Professional Wildlife Control Magazine, Trapper & Predator Caller, Pest Control Technology, Pest Management Professional, and Fur-Fish-Game. He has also published several books, including the National Wildlife Control Training Program: Core Principles and Information, National Wildlife Control Training Program: Supplemental Species Information, The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook 3rd edition and The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats. Stephen used his knowledge of theology and wildlife damage management to write this book. To his knowledge, he is the only evangelical theologian with real-world experience in wildlife control. In addition to his writing on human-wildlife relations, Stephen's interests include other ethical issues, such as war. He resides in Lincoln, NE with his wife Donna and their dachshund, Madison.
"Using both Old and New Testament references, Stephen Vantassel very effectively defends trapping, hunting, fishing, and all animal use from the claims of the Christian Animal Rights movement . . . This book is essential reading for Christians and non-Christians alike. Not only does it clarify the issue of animal use, it allows people to use the Bible to defend themselves from attacks by animal rights activists. And it enlarges our awareness of our relationship with the physical world. Vantassel has given us the gift of increasing our consciousness, thereby expanding our ability to worship God."
--Bob Noonan, Editor, Wildlife Control Technology