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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.


Eating Chicken Feces – 1 March 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

“In the mid-1970’s, chicken processors argued that in order to keep up with skyrocketing demand they should be allowed to merely rinse off fecal matter from bird carcasses rather than cut away affected parts. The government gave in to the processors’ request, and the rule stands to this day. A number of studies have since proved that rinsing carcasses, even up to 40 times, is ineffective at dislodging the filth. Moreover, the violent motion of factory defeathering rubber fingers not only works to squirt feces out from the carcasses, it can push bacteria deep into crevices of the birds’ skin where no process is able to remove it.”
– From 101 Reasons Why I’m a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice 

“ ‘With the advent of modern slaughter technologies,’ said former USDA microbiologist Gerald Kuester, ‘there are about fifty points during processing where cross-contamination can occur. At the end of the line, the birds are no cleaner than if they had been dipped in a toilet.’ ” – From Slaughterhouse – The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail A. Eisnitz

Also visit: Chicken Torture – 1 June 2007

Chicken – 2 October 2007 


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