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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.


Well Said! – 1 February 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

In the current issue of the Poultry Press (Winter Spring 2007-2008), veterinarian Dr. Holly Cheever says:

“As we observed our small flock of chickens over the years, we saw affections and loyalties and problem solving behaviors and even trickery, and of course we saw the extraordinary maternal behavior of hens raising their chicks. I say this only to point out that poultry are not as non-sentient or insensate as we mammals, who cannot read their expressions, might think.”

“We should give all animals the benefit of the doubt that they are fully sentient, even if our senses are too dull to appreciate fully their intelligence.”

How true! The Poultry Press is an excellent publication of United Poultry Concerns, Inc. The above quotations appear in an article titled “Cognitive Blindness in Human Perception of Chickens and Other Birds” by Holly Cheever, DVM. We are so glad that there are others who have come to the same conclusions concerning nonhuman animals as we have.

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