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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 Criminals Dictating the Laws – 6 March 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

Of all the animals in America who suffer cruelty, 95 percent of them are farmed animals. Designated as economic units, they have conveniently been stripped of all protections against abuse. At the federal level, the Animal Welfare Act simply does not apply to farmed animals. At the state level, where laws might pick up the slack, anti-cruelty statutes are either not enforced or have, in recent years, been rewritten to exclude farmed animals. In the case of the latter, if a farming practice is established as “accepted,” “common,” “customary,” or “normal” – no matter how inhumane – anti-cruelty protections are overridden. In essence, it’s the criminals dictating the laws to suit their designs.
– From “101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian” by Pamela Rice 

My husband Frank and I have been vegan for over 20 years, and the blessings in health and conscience have been enormous. When made aware of the cruelty involved in the animal product industries, so many people ask what they can do. The answer is simple: Go vegan! As long as people keep spending their money on animal-derived products, the torture will continue – as well as all the diseases brought on, or aggravated, by their consumption.

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