The Heart of Benevolence
By Daniel North
An Animal Rights Poem from

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.

The Heart of Benevolence
By Daniel North

Let us purify the gory waters of Réunion
And cleanse away this appalling atrocity
As innocent animals are being left for shark bait
Plunged into the abrupt suffering of the sea.

After having their noses pieced
With a hefty metal hook
If you want to see if this is wrong
Just peer into every terrified look!

Hear them scream in torment
As another hook cuts through their leg
But why should creatures endure such callousness
Is it because they are weak and unable to beg?

Why can’t they realise that animals are here to aid mankind
After all aren’t they meant to his best friend
And if this is how he repays them
There’s so much love he needs to amend.

That is why the French government really needs to do more
The embassy in these times, has to be the creatures voice
When cracking down on the fishermen of wickedness
So that the heart of benevolence has a chance to rejoice.

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