Was It Worth It?
By Mary T. Hoffman
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.

Was It Worth It?
By Mary T. Hoffman

(Written after one more holiday centered on the uncivilized feasting on one of Godís innocent sentient beings Ė the much maligned Turkey.)

Was it worth the pain and suffering endured by innocent animals?
Was it worth the killing and violence, turning humans into criminals?
Was it worth desensitizing your children, losing their empathy,
creating sociopaths, destroying their inborn sense of harmony
with Godís creation on our planet earth?

Stop following a backward tradition
that cries out for abolition
as it joins cannibalism as passť.
There is no excuse today
for such ignorance to hold sway.

Holidays should be centered on life and love Ė
the things proclaimed by the Lord above.
Humiliation and death of His creations
will have consequences for those nations
that are far from their aspirations,
as hearts become hardened and cruel
when the arrogant and evil rule.

And as we look around, when itís too late,
desperately wondering what caused our sorry fate,
weíll have only ourselves to blame
for the horrors and the shame.

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