All human cherish freedom
As I'm sure you will agree,
So why is it so many people
Somehow fail to see
That every creature on the Earth
Desires freedom too,
And hates to be imprisoned
Just as much as humans do.
Without a qualm or second thought
Without regret or care,
We cage and pen and chain the ones
With whom the world we share.
We lock them up in factory farms
In circuses and zoos,
In science labs, aquariums
And anything we choose.
In fields enclosed by wire fence
We lock up cows and sheep,
We lock up rabbits, birds and mice
And other 'pets' we keep.
And then we talk about the news
With friends who come to tea,
And say how truly blessed we are
To live where all are free.