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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.


Meat-Out 2008 – 9 March 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Yesterday Frank and I had a wonderful time at the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society’s (MHVS) annual celebration of the great American Meat-Out, enjoying a large variety of delicious vegan food and greeting old friends, as well as meeting new ones. Also in attendance were President of MHVS Roberta Schiff and Rae Schlecht, Founder.

As guest speaker for the occasion, Holly Cheever, DVM captivated her audience with her humor and down-to-earth personality as she spoke about her husband and four children, as well as her commitment to helping animals.

Dr. Cheever graduated from Harvard University in 1971 and Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1980. Besides being in private practice, she assists local law enforcement officials in animal cruelty investigations, lobbies for improved animal protection laws as a board member of the New York Humane Association, and is vice president of the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights. She lectures to all ages on environmental and animal welfare subjects. The children’s groups that she invites to her farm for field trips get to visit with many animals – many of them rescued from abuse cases. As “the GH Vet,” Dr. Cheever wrote a regular column for the Good Housekeeping magazine for several years.

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