Hi Doves,As a man, I don't have any emotional attachment to animals of this Age because it's being destroyed to make way for the Lord's Millennium Kingdom.I believe the the fish, birds and whales that are being destroyed now are being destroyed by the Lord.
Before anyone starts getting upset they should remember, this is what the Lord does when He brings judgement on a rebellious people.
"Behold the HAND of the Lord will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses,on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep - a very severe pestilence...So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died..." (Ex.9:3,6)
The death of the animals in Egypt was a precursor to the death of the firstborn of the Egyptians.
In the same way the deaths of animals we are seeing around the World, are a precursor to the death of millions of rebellious people during the Great Tribulation.
Some have wondered what exactly will they be doing in heaven after the rapture? - It's the wrong question!
The correct question is:
What will they be doing on earth, from heaven, after the rapture?
The answer is we will be bringing into manifestation, here on earth, the life of the kingdom of God we will inhabit in heaven.
Most of mankind will reject the kingdom-of-God life, pouring out through us from heaven, by refusing to repent.
This is why the death toll will be so high.
"....the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the work of their hands...they did not repent of their murders or their soceries or their sexual immorality or their theft." (Rev.9:20.21)
The good news, however, is that the World will be re-populated with people and animals again!
Then we will be involved in recreated this World anew - this will include restructuring the tectonic plates of continents, regulating the weather patterns,and ensuring the re-creation of the plant, animal and aquatic kingdoms.
This is why we read,
"...The earnest expectation of...creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God...because...creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.." (Rom.8:19,21)
In other words, since we will forever be set free from death and corruption, it will be our business to also set the Earth free from death and corruption!
And if that means the death of rebellious mankind with their animals so be it!!!Ola