The Slaughtermen of Bassatin

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The Slaughtermen of Bassatin - 4 Mar 2006

My 14 January 2006 Blog is dedicated to “Jenny Moxham – A True Hero.”

Here is yet another poem from this remarkable human being:

The Slaughtermen of Bassatin
by Jenny Moxham

The slaughtermen of Bassatin

Were brandishing their knives.

The slaughtermen of Bassatin

Were bent on taking lives.

They cut the cattle's tendons

And ignored their anguished cries,

The torturemen of Bassatin

Then stabbed them in the eyes.

“In the Bassatin slaughterhouse in Egypt, slaughtermen disable cattle by cutting the tendons of their legs then plunging a long knife through the eye which then serves as a handle to jerk the animal’s head around for ritual slaughter.”

Why do I publish such unpleasant articles? As long as people hide from the truth and live in denial, cruelty will flourish. If enough people stop making it acceptable and profitable for others to do these evil things, the purveyors of cruelty will go out of business.

"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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