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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.


FACTS of the DAY – 29 June 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Have you been to FACTS of the DAY? If not, please visit: 

At FACTS of the DAY (For All Compassionate Teaching and Studies) you’ll find well-documented information about animals, food, health, the environment, and more each day. I just love this site; and I think you will, too!

Here are just two examples of the many you’ll find covering a wide range of subjects:

Few people probably realize that the U.S. government is exempt from false advertising laws. Example: The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) was sued in 2002 for lying to consumers in its “Happy Cows” advertising campaign. The promotion is designed to make people think that California’s dairy cows live happy, natural lives and that they are treated well, when in fact, the way that California’s dairy cows are treated would warrant felony cruelty-to-animals charges if cows were protected by the laws that protect dogs and cats.

Here is another example of a fact that probably few people are aware of:

Besides excluding birds, rats, and mice used for research, current Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations also exclude horses not used for research, animals farmed for food, fur, or fiber, and other farm animals.

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