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Chickens – 25 August 2008

“Early in 2007, Consumer Reports tested 525 supermarket chickens from all across the U.S. and found only 17 percent free of both salmonella and campylobacter. Premium brands labeled “organic” or “raised free of antibiotics” actually harbored more salmonella than conventional ones. Most of the bacteria were resistant to at least one type of antibiotic, making food poisoning from eating poultry that much harder to treat. Some samples showed resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics.”
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

In my opinion, people who eat animal-derived products are gambling with their health, as well as showing their lack of compassion for the suffering of those animals. And let’s not forget the huge amount of manure contamination ending up in our waterways and in the fields where vegetables are grown, the destruction of the environment, and pollution of the air. There is only one solution to these problems that makes sense: Go vegan!

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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.

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