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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

 


Animal Issues
By Mary T. Hoffman

4-H Boy - 6 Apr 2006
Abolitionist Approach – 22 June 2008
Abuse at University of California, Davis – 28 March 2009
Abuse of Dogs – 18 August 2007
A Crime – 23 November 2007
Action Alerts – 14 November 2008
Addiction to Evil – 12 June 2007
Abuse of Children and Animals - 17 Feb 2006
A Great Light - 18 Feb 2006
A Holiday for ALL Mothers – 11 May 2008
Albert Schweitzer – 24 July 2206
A Little Bit of Heaven? – 3 March 2008
A Little Child Shall Lead Them – 18 November 2006
Altruism - 5 Feb 2006
A New Beginning - 13 Apr 2006
Angels – 27 March 2007
Angels (continued) – 28 March 2007
Animal Abuse and Human Violence – 14 September 2007
Animal Abuse and Human Violence (continued) – 15 September 2007
Animal Abuse Increasing – 5 April 2008
Animal Ingredients A to Z - 18 Mar 2006
Animal Research – 26 September 2008
Animal Rights: What America Needs Most – 31 May 2006
Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care - 15 Mar 2006
Animal Sacrifice – 21 November 2007
Animal Sacrifice – 29 February 2008
“Animals and the Law: The Shocking Truth” – 9 May 2007
Animals Are Smarter Than You Think – 14 March 2008
Animals in Heaven – 15 February 2009
An Open Letter to Christian Churches – 15 May 2006
An Open Letter to Christian Churches, continued – 16 May 2006
An Open Letter to Christian Churches, conclusion – 17 May 2006
An Open Letter to Hunters – 5 November 2006
Another Letter to the USDA – 3 April 2008
Another Population Explosion – 6 October 2007
Anything to Justify Error – 16 July 2007
Are We Killing Ourselves? – 6 May 2009
Are Your Donations Cruelty-Free? – 29 October 2008
Arrogance - 22 Feb 2006
Arrogance – 1 July 2007
Ask the FDA to Stop Animal Testing – 17 April 2008
A True Act of Compassion – 22 December 2008
A True Rebirth - 4 Apr 2006
AUTUMN GREY by Jenny Moxham – 24 September 2007
Bacterial Cross-Contamination – 9 December 2006
Bad Taste – 2 August 2007
Beauty and Truth? – 26 Apr 2006
Beef Recall – 18 February 2008
Beef Recall (continued) – 19 February 2008
Belonging – 3 September 2006
Be Patriotic: Go Vegan – 6 July 2008
Best Friends – 29 July 2007
Betrayal – 28 August 2006
Betrayal – 17 September 2007
Betrayal of Founders’ Ideals – 2 September 2006
Betrayal Spreads – 18 July 2008
Betrayal Spreads (continued) – 19 July 2008
Birds, Mice, and Rats – 27 June 2008
Blame the Pigs For E. coli? – 28 October 2006
Blasphemies – 23 December 2008
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit – 30 September 2006
“Blessed Are Those…” – 9 January 2008
Blood Money – 5 August 2007
Bonobos – 15 February 2007
Bonobos and Forgiveness – 29 June 2006
Born Again (continued) – 8 March 2007
Brainwashing? – 4 May 2007
Branding – 21 December 2006
Buffalo – 2 May 2007
“But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.” – 30 Apr 2006
Byproducts of the Flesh Trade – 12 August 2008
Cage-Free Eggs – 12 May 2008
Call, Fax, or Email Your Rep in Washington Now! – 13 November 2006
Calling Evil Good and Good Evil – 20 September 2006
Cannibalism – 26 January 2007
Cannibalism – 26 December 2007
Cartoons by Denise E. Stephens – 23 July 2007
Cartoons by Denise E. Stephens – 28 March 2008
Cattle Grazing on Federal Lands – 17 November 2008
Celebrities – 27 August 2006
Celebrities - 16 April 2007
Charitable Cruelty to Animals – 20 August 2007
Chicken – 2 October 2007
Chicken – 4 April 2008
Chicken Recall – 5 May 2008
Chickens – 25 August 2008
Chicken Torture – 1 June 2007
Chimpanzees – 6 November 2006
Christian Concern For All God’s Creatures – 5 June 2006
Church Dinners – 5 March 2007
Clean Water – 18 June 2007
Cloning – 19 January 2008
Comedy? – 17 July 2006
Compassionate Living – 21 January 2007
Compassion for Sale? – 3 November 2006
Compassion Is the Key – 12 March 2009
Compromise and Corruption – 17 January 2008
Confessions of a Fish Killer – 29 August 2007
Consequences of Denial, Part II – 31 July 2006
Contributing to Evil – 2 August 2008
Contributing to Exploiters? – 14 September 2006
Coral Reefs – 22 January 2008
Courage to Speak the Truth – 12 May 2006
Cowardly Submissive – 22 January 2007
Cows – 8 October 2008
Coyotes – 5 September 2008
Crabs Are Animals, Too – 22 September 2006
Cries and Lies - 18 Apr 2006
“Cruelty-Free”? – 19 January 2007
“Cruelty-Free”? (continued) – 20 January 2007
Cruelty to Primates at University of Wisconsin – 24 March 2009
Culture and Tradition - 8 Feb 2006
Cults – 13 June 2006
Custodians of the Planet – 25 February 2009
Dairy – 19 November 2008
Dairy Problems – 25 July 2007
David Cantor – 23 May 2006
Day Before Christmas – 24 December 2006
Decadence – 28 May 2006
Deception in the Churches – 5 August 2006
Deception in the Churches (Continued) – 6 August 2006
Deer - 3 Apr 2006
Defenders of the Faith? – 3 May 2007
Deliberate Blindness – 24 February 2008
Depart From Evil – 8 August 2007
Dirty Secrets – 1 April 2009
Disease Origins – 3 October 2008
Do Dogs Have Souls? – 26 October 2008
Dog and Cat Fur – 10 August 2007
Dogs – 31 May 2008
Dolphin Collision – 30 April 2008
Dominion – 24 February 2009
Donating Wisely – 24 April 2008
Don’t Apologize – 5 July 2008
Doublespeak – 4 October 2007
Do You Eat Feces and Don’t Know It? – 19 September 2007
Do You Eat Fish? – 8 September 2006
Do Your Homework Before Donating – 22 July 2007
Do You Support Animal Cruelty and Don’t Know It? – 6 July 2007
Do You Use Chicken Broth? – 18 March 2009
Drug-Resistant Superbugs – 5 January 2008
Earth Day – 22 April 2008
Easter Ham? – 9 April 2009
Egg-Laying Hens – 16 April 2009
Eggs – 5 November 2007
Eggs (Revisited) – 12 December 2007
Eliminate Chicken Slaughter School Projects – 9 October 2008
Emotional Attachment (Part 3) – 27 May 2007
Endangered Red Pandas – 2 July 2007
Ending the Use of Live Animals in Military Trauma Training – 30 April 2009
Enough Is Enough! – 11 June 2007
Erectile Dysfunction – 5 October 2007
Ethical Dilemma – 5 December 2006
Eugene Field – 8 February 2009
Even Floods Don’t Deter the Fish Killers – 26 August 2007
Everything in Moderation? – 14 December 2006
Evil - 26 Jan 2006
Evil Unopposed – 12 November 2007
Evolution – 18 February 2007
Expose the Truth – 21 September 2006
Expose the Truth – 7 January 2007
FACES – 2 July 2006
Facing the Truth - 3 Feb 2006
FACTS of the DAY – 29 June 2008
Familial Bonds – 11 January 2008
“Familiarity Breeds Contempt” – 1 December 2007
Fanatic – 8 December 2006
Father of Lies – 6 October 2008
Fear Makes the World Go 'Round – 25 February 2007
Fear Makes the World Go ’Round (continued) – 26 February 2007
Fear Makes the World Go ’Round (continued) – 1 March 2007
Fear Makes the World Go ’Round (continued) – 2 March 2007
Feeding Animals and Poop to Animals – 23 May 2008
Fish Do Feel Pain – 10 December 2008
Fish Farms – 29 June 2007
Fish Feel Pain – 22 August 2007
Fish Intelligence – 6 August 2007
Fish in the News – 4 November 2006
Fish Promotes Breast Cancer – 22 October 2007
Fish Promotes Breast Cancer and Heart Disease – 28 December 2007
Fitness – 8 October 2006
Flag Day – 14 June 2006
Flexitarian? 25 Jan 2006
Foie Gras – 27 May 2006
Foie Gras – 9 August 2008
Foie Gras Only Produced With Cruelty – 10 September 2006
Forgiveness – 12 December 2007
Free-range? – 9 April 2008
Free Will - 1 Mar 2006
Fur – 13 March 2008
Fur and Deception - 15 Feb 2006
Fur and Faux Fur -13 Feb 2006
Fur and Faux Fur – 27 January 2007
Garbage – 8 March 2009
Getting to the Root of the Problem – 6 June 2006
Giving Thanks and Being Blessed – 22 November 2007
Glorifying Animal Suffering - 30 Mar 2006
Glorifying Cruelty – 24 January 2008
Glorifying Evil in a Fallen World – 15 August 2007
God Listens to Your Care - 13 Jan 2006
God Listens to Your Love - 24 Jan 2006
God Listens When You’re Sad - 18 Jan 2006
God Is Seen In Creation - 25 Mar 2006
God’s Blessings – 10 February 2008
God’s Creatures Ministry – 10 November 2006
God’s Creatures Ministry – 31 August 2007
Going Green – 3 July 2008
Good Friday – 21 March 2008
Good Quotations – 12 March 2008
Gorilla Behavior - 12 Jan 2006
Great American Meatout – 16 March 2009
Great Friday – 6 April 2007
Great Thursday – 5 April 2007
Groundhog Day – 2 February 2009
Guilt-Free? – 17 July 2007
Happy? – 8 January 2007
Happy Cows? – 13 October 2008
Happy Father’s Day – 18 June 2006
“Happy” Meat? – 16 July 2008
Happy Mother’s Day – 14 May 2006
Happy Mother’s Day? – 13 May 2007
Happy New Year – 1 January 2007
Happy? Revisited – 19 November 2007
Hardening Hearts Through Slaughter - 7 Apr 2006
Hardness of Heart – 24 September 2006
Hardness of Heart – 4 June 2007
Health and Disease - 25 Feb 2006
Hell on Earth – 6 April 2009
Hiding the Truth – 29 March 2007
Hiding the Truth – 25 April 2007
High Tech Fish Killing – 16 June 2007
Holiday Nightmares - 5 Apr 2006
Holiday Observances - 9 Feb 2006
Holidays – 12 May 2007
Holy Saturday – 7 April 2007
Hope – 22 February 2009
H.O.P.E. with Anthony Marr – 6 September 2006
Horse Racing – 27 July 2006
Horses and Ponies – 4 February 2008
“House of Horror” – 7 December 2007
How Long, Oh Lord? - 12 Mar 2006
Human Benefits from Animal Rights – 1 Jun 2006
Human Benefits from Animal Rights (continued) – 2 June 2006
Human Benefits from Animal Rights (continued) – 3 June 2006
Human Benefits from Animal Rights (conclusion) – 4 June 2006
Humane? - 2 May 2006
Humane Farming of Animals? – 8 July 2006
Humane Farming of Animals? (Continued) – 9 July 2006
“Humane” Farming Revisited – 10 December 2006
Humane Religion – 28 February 2008
Human Future – 22 July 2006
Human Values – 27 December 2007
Humphrey Primatt – 14 January 2009
Hunters: Cowardly Ambushers – 1 November 2008
Hypocrisy – 10 October 2007
Hypocrisy – 12 November 2008
Indifference and Callousness – 12 January 2009
Intelligence – 15 July 2008
Intelligence, Knowledge, and Wisdom – 2 October 2006
Intelligent Observations – 6 January 2009
International Respect for Chickens Day – 4 May 2008
International Respect for Chickens Day – 4 May 2009
International Respect for Chickens Month – 1 May 2008
International Respect for Chickens Month – 1 May 2009
Intolerance in the Churches – 24 April 2007
Investment – 21 February 2008
Irony – 10 August 2006
Is Milk Necessary for Building Strong Bones? – 5 December 2008
It Is Better to Err on the Side of Compassion – 28 July 2006
Junk Food Worldwide – 21 June 2008
Kangaroos – 24 June 2007
Kangaroo Slaughter – 13 November 2007
Kill and Murder - 12 Feb 2006
Killers – 10 January 2009
Killing Fish – 24 Apr 2006
Kitchen Counters – 7 March 2008
Koala – 27 February 2009
Labels – 25 September 2006
Lab Monkey Business – 14 May 2008
Labor Day – 1 September 2008
Letter about Michael Vick and Hypocrites – 5 September 2007
Letter about New Iberia Research Center – 27 March 2009
Letters and Responses – 4 September 2007
Letters to Senators – 2 March 2009
Letter to AARP – 16 May 2008
Letter to Massachusetts General Hospital – 10 March 2009
Letter to NIH – 1 April 2008
Letter to Public Citizen News – 22 May 2008
Letter to the FDA – 13 December 2007
Letter to The Johns Hopkins University – 21 March 2009
Letter to USDA – 2 April 2008
Letter to USDA – 23 March 2009
Letter to USDA about Dog and Rabbit Abuse at Loyola Labs – 24 September 2008
Letter to USDA about Rhesus Monkeys – 21 September 2008
Letter to USDA about Texas Heart Institute Abuse – 25 September 2008
Letter to WMHT Public TV – 7 May 2008
Lies and Distortions – 16 December 2006
Life’s Purpose – 8 February 2008
Like an Animal? – 1 December 2008
Living Soul – 29 October 2006
Looking the Other Way – 17 May 2007
“Love all God’s creation….” – 7 June 2006
Love Pill? – 9 March 2009
Lukewarm – 2 March 2008
“Magic Bullets” – 27 December 2006
Making Christians into Children of Hell – 11 May 2006
Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP) – 2 February 2008
Manipulation – 16 August 2006
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – 19 January 2009
Mastitis – 11 April 2008
Meany Greenie – 11 March 2008
Meat-Out 2008 – 9 March 2008
Medical Advancement - 21 Mar 2006
Mercury Contamination – 7 September 2006
Mice Sing to Mates - 11 Jan 2006
Michael Greger, M.D. – 12 March 2007
Michael Klaper, M.D. – 13 March 2009
Michael Vick Dog Fighting Scandal – 19 July 2007
Mixed Messages – 4 December 2007
Momma Chimp and Tiger Cubs – 8 November 2008
Moral Courage – 24 March 2007
More Denial – 30 October 2006
More Government Corruption – 13 January 2009
More Lab Monkey Business – 15 May 2008
More Mixed Messages – 16 December 2007
More on Culture and Tradition - 17 Mar 2006
More Words of Wisdom – 13 April 2008
Motivated By Compassion – 20 October 2007
Moving a Mountain – 18 November 2007
My Prayer – 8 June 2006
New York City Carriage Horses - 3 Mar 2006
No Noodles – 30 March 2007
NOT EVERYONE LOVES CHRISTMAS – 24 December 2007
Often the Oppressed Become Oppressors – 29 Apr 2006
Orcas in Captivity – 9 August 2007
Organic Leather? – 18 October 2008
Organizations That Are Actually Pro-Hunting – 8 July 2007
Oscar the Cat on CNN – 28 July 2007
Our 45th Wedding Anniversary – 7 July 2007
Our Feathered Friends – 29 December 2008
Out of Sight, Out of Mind – 10 February 2007
Out of Sight, Out of Mind (continued) – 11 February 2007
Palm Sunday – 16 March 2008
Pastor Oxymoron - 31 Jan 2006
Penguins – 26 November 2006
Pet Loss From a Christian Perspective – 20 June 2007
Pigs – 28 November 2007
Pigs – 22 October 2008
Pity – 5 March 2009
Popular Proverbs Applied – 15 March 2007
Pork Production – 31 August 2008
Power Corrupts (Continued) – 26 October 2006
Practice Makes Perfect – 1 August 2006
Prairie Dogs – 14 August 2007
Preventing Disease – 14 March 2007
Primates – 3 July2007
Priorities and Character - 30 Jan 2006
Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs – 17 April 2009
Progress – 1 October 2006
Pro-Life? – 22 August 2006
Pro-life or Pro-death? – 13 February 2008
Promote Kindness, Not Abuse – 17 February 2009
Psychopathology – 25 June 2007
Puppy Mills – 22 December 2007
Puppy Mills – 30 December 2008
Questioning -7 Feb 2006
Quiet or Sneaky? – 16 October 2007
Quotations - 20 Apr 2006
Rape, By Any Other Name, Is Still Rape! – 28 April 2009
Rats – 20 September 2008
Raunchy Ranches – 9 April 2007
Real Food for Thought – 21 January 2009
Recycling Body Parts – 9 September 2008
Reform the March of Dimes – 27 July 2007
Re-introduction of Animals: A Bad Idea – 25 July 2006
Religion – 8 December 2007
Religion and Character – 17 September 2006
Resistance to the Truth – 16 May 2007
Responsible Policies for Animals, Inc. – 8 May 2008
Retreating Rather Than Advancing – 17 March 2008
Revelation - 24 Feb 2006
Revelation – 14 January 2007
Rewarding Criminals – 8 January 2008
Salmonella in the News – 30 August 2007
Satan’s Minions Win a Battle – 14 November 2006
Scapegoating – 6 July 2006
Selective Psychopathology? – 9 May 2006
Self Destruction – 27 June 2007
Selling Out – 3 July 2006
Selling Out Health in the Media – 27 September 2007
Senseless Waste – 31 October 2008
Serial Killers or Scientists? – 21 August 2007
Sex and Violence – 5 September 2006
Shark Cartilage – 11 July 2007
Shark Oil or Snake Oil? - 7 Mar 2006
Shark Oil / Snake Oil: Hucksters Won’t Give Up! – 1 September 2006
Skin Trade - 16 Feb 2006
Skirting the Truth – 27 November 2006
Slavery – 6 April 2008
Snake Oil Promoters – 26 August 2006
Society of Sociopaths – 30 January 2008
Some Thoughts on Vivisection – 26 March 2009
Sound Familiar? – 3 June 2007
Spay and Neuter – 7 December 2006
Spinal Cord Injuries – 18 April 2008
Spiritual Blindness – 28 January 2008
Spiritual Intelligence – 16 February 2008
Spring and the Meatout - 20 Mar 2006
Stop Baby Monkey Torture – 5 February 2008
Stumbling Blocks – 10 January 2008
Superstition – 13 June 2008
Support S.A.E.N. – 6 February 2008
Teaching Children Kindness – 21 July 2008
Tell Youth the Truth – 3 October 2007
Temporal and Eternal Life – 31 January 2008
Thanksgiving Day – 23 November 2006
That’s Funny? – 21 July 2006
The Amazon – 13 January 2007
The Animals Voice Magazine – 28 September 2006
The Best New Year’s Resolution – 1 January 2008
The Bottom Line – 14 December 2008
The Business of Religion – 25 November 2007
The Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting – 8 June 2008
The Criminals Dictating the Laws – 6 March 2009
The Disconnect – 10 May 2006
The Disconnect – 10 June 2007
The Disconnect – 20 November 2007
The Emotional World of Farm Animals – 30 August 2006
The “Either/Or” Mentality – 14 July 2007
The “Either/Or” Mindset – 15 July 2006
The Escalation of Violence – 8 August 2006
The Father of Lies - 5 Mar 2006
The Golden Rule – 28 December 2008
The Great Ape Protection Act – 5 June 2008
The Holy Spirit's Prompting - 9 Feb 2008
The Humane Charity Seal of Approval – 25 January 2007
The Humor of Dan Piraro – 5 July 2007
The Longest Struggle – 17 August 2007
The Lord’s Prayer – 20 February 2008
THEN SILENCE - 2 Apr 2006
There Ought to Be a Holiday… – 3 March 2007
The Search to Justify – 30 June 2007
The Slaughtermen of Bassatin - 4 Mar 2006
The Sermon on the Mount (continued) – 11 October 2006
The Sermon on the Mount (Continued) – 12 October 2006
The Sermon on the Mount (Continued) – 14 October 2006
The Sermon on the Mount (Continued) – 15 October 2006
The Sermon on the Mount (Continued) – 17 October 2006
The Smell of Death – 7 February 2007
The Truth Will Set You Free – 11 October 2008
The Value of Life – 20 July 2007
The Watchdog – 13 January 2008
The Whale – 13 December 2006
The Wheat and the Tares – 20 March 2007
They Know Not What They Do – 3 June 2008
Thin Ice – 2 January 2007
Thought for Today – 2 October 2008
Thought for Today – 19 October 2008
Threatened: Your Right to Speak for Animals – 12 November 2006
Tigers – 14 August 2006
Tigers (continued) – 15 August 2006
’Tis the Morning after Christmas – 26 December 2006
TO A WATERFOWL – 23 June 2007
Today’s Thought – 16 December 2008
Tokenism – 31 March 2008
Tom Regan – Empty Cages - 19 Mar 2006
Too Many Lobbyists? - 6 Mar 2006
Torturing a Bull for Saint John – 31 May 2007
Traditions of Treachery – 3 August 2008
Transformative Prayer – 28 January 2009
Transporting Food Animals – 30 July 2008
Trivializing the Truth – 22 June 2007
Turkey – 26 November 2008
Turkeys – 22 November 2006
Turkeys – 25 January 2008
Turning Away From The Truth – 13 July 2007
Ultimate Betrayal – 7 September 2008
“Unclean Spirit” – 24 January 2007
Uneven Playing Field – 1 September 2007
United Poultry Concerns – 13 August 2007
Valentine’s Day - 14 Feb 2006
Veal – 20 December 2008
Vegan Cats and Dogs – 18 February 2009
Vegan Shopping – 19 March 2007
“Vegetarian is the New Prius” – 21 May 2008
Violent Video Games – 4 August 2006
Vivisection – 21 August 2008
Was It Worth It? – 24 November 2007
Water Scarcity – 18 August 2006
Water Shortages – 7 November 2008
Well Said! – 1 February 2008
We Will All Benefit – 3 May 2006
“What Can I Do?” – 6 September 2007
What Is “Normal”? – 2 December 2007
What Would Jesus Think of Present-Day Christians? (Part 2) – 12 July 2006
Wheat and Tares – 3 December 2007
When “Humor” Isn’t Funny – 26 November 2007
When Religion Teams Up With the Devil – 31 July 2008
Where's the Beef? - 1 Apr 2006
Wholeness? – 11 January 2007
“Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” – 23 January 2007
Who’s the Psychopath? - 22 Apr 2006
Why? – 10 February 2009
Why Aren't You Vegan? – 18 March 2007
Why We Don’t Eat Eggs – 23 January 2008
Why Vegan? – 27 January 2009
Wildlife – 9 January 2009
Wildlife Betrayed – 15 October 2007
Wildlife Watch Inc. – 12 June 2006
Will Tuttle, Ph.D. - 2 Mar 2006
Words of Wisdom – 26 February 2008
World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week (WLALW) – 14 April 2009
You Call This Journalism? – 20 May 2007
Zoos – 20 May 2008

 

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