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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.


“House of Horror” – 7 December 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

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I believe you’ll agree with me that if anyone buys into the false notion that chickens and turkeys are somehow O.K. to eat, they couldn’t be more mistaken!

It is absolutely mind-boggling that so much extreme sadism is allowed in this country, and that the public pays for and swallows the lies as they consume billions of horrendously tortured creatures of God who share so many of our traits. Imagine the mammoth volume of pain, both physical and emotional, these billions of abused animals feel. They never, ever are allowed to have one split-second of peace!

“The USDA’s current interpretation of the term “livestock” to “not include poultry” is totally without basis, as the HMSA [Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which is very poorly enforced] contains no definition of the term or explicit exemption of poultry. Common sense, and even the 1958 edition of the Webster’s dictionary, categorizes “livestock” as “domestic animals used or raised on a farm.” The USDA’s unfounded interpretation of the term “livestock” essentially strips over 95% of the land animals killed in the United States from protection under the law. This translates into the over 9 billion birds killed in our nation’s slaughterhouses having no federal protection from any of the cruelty that Sam documented.” – From “CL” (Compassionate Living), the magazine of Mercy For Animals

We’re glad that over 20 years ago – by going vegan – we stopped helping to keep such houses of horror in business!

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