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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.


Emotional Attachment (Part 3) – 27 May 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Technologically, humans continue to make progress. However, isn’t it interesting how truly uncivilized they remain when it comes to other areas of their lives? There is a huge gulf between their technological accomplishments and their treatment of most non-humans with whom they (reluctantly?) share the earth.

And, with the availability of so many more accurate methods that do not require sentient animals, why would they continue to utilize an ever-increasing number of them in biomedical experiments in this day and age? Can human beings really be considered “civilized” when they still cling to intrinsically cruel endeavors and deny the fact that they are unnecessary and flawed? They pretend to be emotionally detached “scientists” while they engage in activities that they themselves would label as being “psychopathic” if performed on someone they cared about.

Cruelty is just that – cruelty – no matter who the perpetrator or who the recipient of the act. There are no excuses. Hiding behind the façade of “science” does not justify what lies just beneath the surface: an emotional attachment to an industry that the general public holds in awe and whose sadism is rewarded with publication and status enhancement.

Before you give another penny to any charity, please make sure that it bears the Humane Seal of Approval:

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