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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.


More Lab Monkey Business – 15 May 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Today I want to add to yesterday’s Blog about the disturbing increase in primate trafficking worldwide.

The following, from the April 2008 issue of the Animal People news, is about macaques from Nepal that are used in the United States:

“The macaques are raised for export to U.S. laboratories, in collaboration with the University of Washington Regional Primate Center. The project, begun in September 2003, is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Only captive-bred macaques may be imported into the U.S., but after several years of constructing facilities, the Nepal Bio-Medical Research Center started breeding macaques in 2007 with 300 captured from the wild.”

Concerning the horrific abuse of animals, this is just the “tip of the iceberg,” as the saying goes. There appears to be no end to the corruption and abuse that dominates the world.

Do you see why it is very important when making donations to avoid helping those “charities” that fund animal-utilizing research? Also, to avoid being complicit in cruelty, educate yourself about animal exploitation and animal-derived products – whether in food, clothing, entertainment, etc.

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