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From 12 December 2006 Issue

"Recognize Me" by Cheryl Greear

Recognize Me

For I am you -- whether winged or furry or water bound- I live and die,
just as do you.

I see you because you can look at me as well and see that my blood runs
through my body; a body given by the creator, just as yours was given to

You live as you choose and make your rules to suit your existence--yet
your rules do not protect me, for I can not speak to protect my kind and
our rights. Therefore, I do not live; I merely exist, because unlike
you, I have no choice.

I hear you because you hear me; yet you choose not to hear my need
for compassion to live as my creator intended; just as you do.

Your home is my home; yet you take mine away because you see my
existence as trivial; however, in as much, you destroy your home as well
for pleasures sake.

My legs were made to roam, my wings to soar, my feet however diverse
were made to walk this earth.

Our laws were given by nature which we respect to the fullest for herein
lies our survival. You do not respect the laws of nature--you punish
her with your own laws which are born from greed and selfishness against
your own environment and your own kind.. Stop...for a moment and see
our existence--for in doing so you would learn the true meaning of being
alive--untainted and innocent, we survive on instincts alone that you
have thrown away. Stop...and listen to the voiceless....Stop and look
at me. Do you not yet recognize me.......for I am you. You are my

Go on to Facts to support the statement - The human body is designed for vegetarianism
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