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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.


Transporting Food Animals – 30 July 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“Food animals are transported in all weather. When it is cold, animals may freeze right to the sides of trucks or become frozen in the urine and feces that build up on truck floors. In hot weather, heat stress kills many. Losses, however, are figured into the cost of doing business. According to swine specialist Kenneth B. Kephart, ‘Even with a zero death rate that might be associated with providing more space on a truck, the hogs that we save would not be enough to pay for the increased transportation costs of hauling fewer hogs on a load.’ ” – From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice

Reading this made me wonder about the many people who “love” their “pets” but, where “food animals” are concerned, haven’t made (or refuse to make) the connection. The “hogs” mentioned above are actually more intelligent than many of these “pets.” How would these “pet owners” feel if their companion animals were treated the way “food animals” are routinely made to suffer?

If you really want to help put an end to the hell on earth that “food animals” suffer, go vegan!

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