Of Course No One Cares About War, We Obviously Don't Care About Life At All
By Eric Bartsch
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

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.

Of Course No One Cares About War, We Obviously Don't Care About Life At All
By Eric Bartsch

I hope my second rate nutrients 
Are good enough for you. 
At least then my life would have some purpose. 
Even though you have enslaved me 
To torture me for food. 
Even though you you really aren't concerned with this. 
But before you kill me, 
I want you to know, 
I can feel pain exactly like you. 
And before you eat me, 
I want you to see how 
They skinned me alive so you could have food.

Now please tell me, 
Would you line up outside of Auschwitz 
To buy a Holocaust victim with fries? 
Supersize please! 
If you claim to be civilized 
Stop supporting mass torture, 
Stop killing my family.

Oh God I wish I could turn around, 
I gave birth today. 
I haven't even looked into her eyes. 
My legs are so weak, 
My udders are so heavy, 
These hormones they give me are destroying me. 
Where is my baby? 
This milk was for her. 
I can't stand hearing her scream. 
No! Don't make me watch you 
Slitting her throat! 
Please kill me now! I'm ready!

If it's a crime during war time, 
How much more during a time of peace? 
Just because we're not discontent like you 
Doesn't mean that we don't have emotions too. 
We feel love and pain and happiness and fear. 
So much fear as we move through the disassembly line, 
Seeing brothers and sisters being burned alive. 
Our screams seem to echo but never become quiet 
Because the line never stops moving, and its my turn next.

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