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.
Why do Christians fail to see
The total incongruity,
Of killing turkeys, pigs and geese
To celebrate a time of peace.
It's obviously quite absurd
To kill a poor wee beast or bird,
To celebrate the day of birth
Of one who called for Peace on Earth.
As published in the Adelaide Advertiser, December 17, 2013