A poem from a vegan group.

One of the members of the Vegan Atheists group on Facebook posted this and said it was free to share.

“Do you hear the screams of my friends, of my family?
Can you look into my eyes?
Can you feel my pain and loss?
I assure you I have feelings,
Our flesh is not yours,
Why do you consume it?
Our skin is not yours,
Why do you wear it?
Our milk and eggs are not yours,
Why do you eat them?
Why do you steal from us?
Where is my baby going?
I hear him crying for me,
please do not take him,
please do not kill him,
my child is everything to me,
This cage it is so small,
I have no room to move at all,
Why do you kick, punch and prod me?
Am I lesser than a human being?
My legs ache from standing,
My udders are sore,
My weary body cannot take anymore,
My wings they need to spread,
My eyes need to see the light,
My body is too large for this space,
I am getting sores all over the place,
Why do you confine me so?
What is going to happen to me?
Am I going to end up like my friend?
Hung upside down, suspended,
Her throat was slit, my eyes squeezed tight,
I wish I could run, no where to hide,
It’s my turn next, I am scared,
I shall fight the good fight,
Why should you get to end my life?
I want to thrive and live, and flourish,
Not perish at your hands,
You humans do not care for me do you?
I am nothing more than a morsel to you?
Please see this is not the way,
Life was meant to be,
You do not have to kill me,
You can see me as I see you,
We are earthlings,
I would never harm you,
Why not do the same for me?
The words I wish I could speak,
My voice goes unheard,
Your knife draws near,
I am hung for all to see,
it will be my blood on that floor,
My life will be no more,
and thousands will die after me,
with a voice yet to be heard,
We are finally free, finally free.” – Ashley Farmer

Author: chandlerklebs

I have unusual thoughts on almost every subject. I am as Pro-Life as I can possibly be. I am strongly opposed to violence of any type. That includes rape, war, and (obviously) abortion. Everything I think, speak, and write must be filtered by the effect it could have on the lives of others. If I am in any way promoting violence accidentally, please let me know.

3 thoughts on “A poem from a vegan group.”

  1. Thought-provoking poem. My view on animal rights is still developing.

    Here’s where I’m at currently: I believe we need to treat animals in a humane way, and of course most of the food industry is failing at this. They should be treated with respect.

    That being said though, I am not [em] necessarily [/em] against killing animals. I think if they are killed, they should be killed in a humane way that minimizes pain, and they should be killed no earlier than the latter half of their life cycle. I say this because everything we do is most likely killing some micro-organism, or bug. Where the line is drawn, I don’t know. I just know that death is natural, and even animals kill other animals too. Philosophically it’s hard to make a case for full-on animal rights. I would think it would have to be a sliding scale.

    There is the concern that they would have a terrible life before being killed. And I think that refers back to the bigger question of quality of life. That’s my bigger concern.

    I get the animal rights movement. It’ll just take some time for me to consider what that means for me and for society. We need economic reform first in order to address these issues which have economic impact. If we get to the place where we are economically stable, and secularized enough, I could see these issues coming to the forefront. But sadly, I don’t think we are ready for the discussion yet in America.

    1. I agree that most of America is not ready for this yet, but the day will come slowly as more people leave the traditional views of these animals as being less valuable than humans.

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