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.
An overlooked pain, is the despair of the animal lover
Barraged daily by blatant displays of torture
Supermarket check-outs stained with the rancid blood of their feathered and
restaurant plates full of their dismembered arms, legs, organs
an overlooked pain ... is the despair of the animal lover
a man strapping his dog with a leash in the park
a manager "removing" a family of ducks from the lake
a popular movie ... shows a little dog tossed through a window like a football
and the audience laughs
The feeling of alienation is painful
each cruelty felt as a personal blow
This is a word of recognition
for the pain suffered
by people who love animals.
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