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Animals All

10-04-15


Animals All

Puppy farming- a sign of the times:
You call it a business- I call it a crime.
The child in the pet shop simply cannot know
The nature of the cruelty your actions bestow!

Battery hens caged and killed-
No ethical dilemmas there!
Two eggs for breakfast; Kentucky Fried for dinner-
Tortured chook- in this kitchen- always a winner!

And whilst we are at the table, bacon certainly delights!
When the taste buds are excited who thinks of Animal Rights?
Never mind their intelligence: ‘food’ deserves no respect…
Till it gets served on a plate… Take time to reflect!

And Man- the supreme animal- top of the food chain:
Blessed and cursed with such a fantastic brain.
… With a blind spot, it seems, for the rest of creation:
Daily species extinction- there goes another relation.

Sacrificed in the name of Religion!
Dissected in the name of Science!
Exploited! Abused! Betrayed! Abandoned!
Degraded in the name of Sport… Castrated for convenience!

From the Dolphins in World War Two, to the first dog in space…
‘Shame’ and ‘guilt’ our bedfellows- there is no saving grace.
Yes in every age, and on every page lies condemned the human race.
Perhaps, like the parasites we are, we should disappear without a trace!

And those who rail against Live Export- just to bring it up to date:
Are seen as wide-eyed innocents- dangerous fools who harass and berate.
Well, I say this to those who claim their case does not hold water:
Have you seen the video footage of the slaughter?

And there are saviours who rescue – who care for those in need:
Animals discarded once they have satisfied our greed.
I salute you in your life’s work- you raise awareness with your love…
Let us hope our leaders listen, too, should push ever come to shove.


by Michael Collins



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