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.
In Silence He Dies
His eyes are not blind
Beauty is seen with physical sight
But evil is sensed
He is less blind than I
He retains senses we have lost
As a species
We are the evil ones
But we cannot see
And he knows
When I take him from his home
Where his life will lead
And we tell him we are more worthy
Than he, who knows and feels more
Than a mere human ever could.
But he has no voice that we would understand
No voice, no choice
The mere humans are his only voice
And the evil outnumber the kind-eyed
And in silence, he dies