Cruelty to Animals Poem

Have we excluded these animals

from our cruelty laws,

the cow

the pig

the chicken?

When did we excluded these animals

from our laws?

Is it okay to be cruel to these animals if

it’s

business?

Is it okay to be cruel to these animals

since we

eat them?

This poem cries for chickens

crowded together like

products,

on a line.

This poem cries for cows

crowded together like

merchandise.

This poem cries for pigs

crowded together in

concentration camps.

 

This poem cries for man

 

 

an aside…..when the “aliens” did the same thing to humans, we called it a “horror movie”. When we treat our fellow creatures horribly by making them live elbow to elbow their whole lives until they bite each other’s tails, then we lose.  When did we lose our humanity? Was it when we became “business people.” or just urban enough to only see a chicken in the grocery store?

 

 

david michael jackson   May 10, 2012  dave@artvilla.com