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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
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Cannibalism – 26 December 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Most people would consider their companion cat to be a member of their family, and would be horrified to even think about eating him or her! It would be an act of cannibalism.

Yet, looking through the latest issue of “VegNews Magazine” this morning, I read about a children’s book writer and illustrator (no less!) who has been catching and cooking feral cats for two decades. According to the article, she actually entered her concoction at a culinary competition in Australia!

My first reaction was total disgust for someone (especially a children’s book author!) who can do such an evil thing; and I thought about the judges who had to do the taste-testing!

Then I began to think about the billions of animals, who are very much like us humans, but who are slaughtered mercilessly and whose remains are sold in markets and restaurants everywhere you go, all over the world; and how the numbers of these abused and slaughtered animals are increasing dramatically.

Why don’t the majority of people make the connection? Like humans and their companion animals, these other non-human “food” animals have bodies that feel pain and pleasure; and they have emotional lives, too. They have a God-given right to live their lives without being turned into “products” for the warped, perverted, selfish pleasure of this fallen human race. There is absolutely no excuse for the killing and eating of any animals – period! It’s cannibalism!

As far as cats are concerned, we support the humane trap, neuter, and return method of managing feral cats who cannot become household companions, as well as the spaying and neutering of companion animals.

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