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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.


The Bottom Line – 14 December 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“The reality is that animal experimentation continues simply because it is a very profitable business. It has nothing to do with science or human health. It simply has to do with money. The National Institutes of Health spends over $12 billion on animal experimentation every year, with over $1.2 billion of that being spent on projects connected to primate experimentation.”

In 2007 the number of primates victimized in labs reached a new all-time high; and the use of dogs reached a 5-year high. Add to these the thousands of cats, rabbits, farm animals, hamsters, and various other species regulated by the USDA for a grand total of 1,027,450 animals that were abused in U.S. labs in one year.

Please Note: The following animals that are used in experiments are not counted because they are not regulated by the USDA in any way: rats, mice, birds, amphibians, and many other species. Conservative estimates put the grand total of animal use over 25,000,000 per year in U.S. laboratories alone.

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