by Jenny Moxham
Animal Rights Poetry

Moo-ving people toward compassionate living

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by Jenny Moxham

'We're all animal lovers here', he said,
In a voice that was filled with pride.
'That guinea pig there belongs to Meg,
And Tom's got a lizard inside.

Young Bert's got a couple of rats in his room,
And there in the hutch by the house,
Is the rabbit we bought for Joan last year,
And Millicent's just got a mouse.

Oh we've also got frogs in that jar over there
That belong to our young one Todd.
You're an animal lover yourself, you say.
No pets! How incredibly odd!'

Keeping animals permanently locked up in cages is not loving them. We wouldn't like to spend our lives imprisoned in a cage or tank ... and neither do they. Caged animals suffer from boredom, loneliness and lack of exercise.

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