All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize.
This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.
Donít Eat Meat, Please Donít Eat Meat
By Heidi Stephenson
Donít eat meat, please donít eat meat, that animal once had eyes and
And ears and nose and front legs too, and felt things, just like me and you
A lump of flesh on your plate now, there are baby pigs who miss that sow
Who cry at night with broken hearts, their dear old mum now chopped in parts
Donít eat meat, please donít eat meat, that creature had a pulse which beat
And knew Earthís pains; her pleasures few, yet prized her life, just as we do
Now sizzling in some personís pan, killed for the gluttony of man
Who of himself a graveyard makes, and someoneís sacred breath just takes
Donít eat meat, please donít eat meat, your brothers and sisters always treat
With loving kindness, gentle care, because they too this planet share
And werenít just born for human use, for fear and pain and cruel abuse
Their cries, their screams, the same as ours, just look at how he shudders, cowers
Such arrogance of the human race, to think they have a special place
In Mother Natureís warm embrace, that never really was the case
All equal in the Law Divine, each blessed and precious; here to shine
So donít eat meat, please donít eat meat, if thereís a face, itís there to greet.
©Heidi Stephenson, June 2010
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