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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.


Birds, Mice, and Rats – 27 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

I wonder how many people realize that birds, mice, and rats receive NO protection at all from the U.S. Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The so-called “protection” that other animals supposedly receive is bad enough; so just imagine what rats, mice, and birds suffer! To learn more and how you can help, please visit: 

Please ask your congressperson and senators to consider amending the Animal Welfare Act to include birds, mice, and rats.

Here are email letters that we wrote to our congressperson, Kirsten Gillibrand and senators, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles E. Schumer:

Dear _________:

We urge you to please take action to have the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) amended to include birds, mice, and rats. Millions of these smart, sensitive animals needlessly suffer extreme pain in research facilities.

We look forward to your reply and to any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Frank L. Hoffman

Mary T. Hoffman

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