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Vegan path by S.P. Jones
A Plea from
two young farm animals by Andrew Paisey
To all you Animal Loving Hypocrites by Andrew Paisey
VEGAN By: Diana Azevedo
Ignorance By: Diana Azevedo
A Plant-Based Plea in Poetry
Human Insanityby Butterflies
The 'Responsible" Choice
Death in Motion
An Address To The Casual Consumer of Flesh by His Divine Grace Rev. Uncle Neil "Loveseat" Banana Head
See?by Wayne K. Tolso
by Wayne K. Tolso
Haikufrom Roger Jeffreys
Meat, Meat" by Chris Collins:
earth"by Simon Jones
"Murder" by Anonymous
Life" by Anonymous
Pig, Chicken, and Sheep"by Jennifer Britting, New
The days can be long and hard for creatures on
When some eating each other sometimes from birth,
Why do so
many not see the thousands of plant-foods that abound,
that lay in the
waters,air and in the ground,
Yet some choose the savage ways even when
that plant foods are best in their abundance grown,
holding us in her arms with peace in mind,
and we act with ignorance being
When given to us our fellow creatures to behold
mistreat them in their billions,a story of cruelty told,
the vileness of animal parts being used,
for washing, clothing, sport,
experiments and food,
Awake! those that do not already see,
animals are as much a part of us as you are to me,
and turn from that
which brings wars,famine and disdain,
and listen to the vegans who tell you
that a real happiness should manifest from birth,
soul that comes through earth,
It's been written from days of
so let civilized evolution begin to unfold,
and grab your heart
with joy that won't be believed,
none will be sad, harmed or
It's not a wayward distant dream,
it's a reality-check from
a heavenly realm!
A Plea from two young farm
by Andrew Paisey
When you next have meat for
Please think of Bobby and me,
We loved our green field and blue
and did not choose to die
So when your family next shop,
could all help to stop
the cruel killing of today,
by choosing to live
the vegan way
You could close the factory farm
that causes us all so
and those other vile targets
the overcrowded animal
And what would be our finest hour ?;
closing the very last
Its too late for poor Larry and me,
for we sadly, were in your
Thank you for reading our letter,
To all you Animal
by Andrew Paisey
Are you yet another animal loving hypocrite ?
meat, drinking milk, purely out of habit,
If so, then the cap must surely
Is this the kind of person you really want to be ?
so much hidden, callous cruelty,
If not; then why not set yourself free
You could assume full control of your own mind,
Stop being so
insensitively indifferent and unkind,
Stop being so conveniently blind
You could become a more compassionate person today,
along the vegetarian > vegan way,
You can do it - do it today
It's never too late !
By: Diana Azevedo
You're a Vegan? WHY? our bodies are made to eat
Save animals? If my car hits them they shouldn't be in the
Eat healthy? So what? We're all gonna die one day!
No way... burger king makes is my way!
Dairy is murder? Don't think so,
cows are born and raised to milk them!
Fat and puss? It tastes good, bigger
pants will always fit!
If you've ever heard yourself using one of these
You're ignorant and blinded, so STOP repeating lies!
deserve life and love just like you and I,
GO VEGAN! for health, for
animals, for life, just please give it a try.
Innocent animals' lives are taken,
while you devour
your pork, ham, and bacon.
How can you justify the torture and the
An animals life is taken, for fat your body will gain.
How is it
fair? After all they can feel just like us.
When you drink that glass of
milk are you aware it's really filled with pus?
So go ahead eat up, fill
and clog your arteries.
It's not only lives your taking, it's nature's
plants and trees
We're all a part of a circle equal with one
Next time you feel alone think of a calf taken from its
But ignorance is easier than seeing what is real,
think of his face when you eat your next "protein" meal.
A Plant-Based Plea in
The more compassion; the better you feel,
not eat vegan at every meal?
It will help you feel better, healthy and slim
This Vegan concept's not a fad or a whim.
It is the diet most suited to our race...
A way of
life that brings a smile to our face,
because our conscience becomes clear. No more pain.
Of cruelty to beings, we must refrain.
Now we're enlightened. All cruelty's insane.
We are meant to protect those in our domain.
The breeding must stop. Exploiting her tit, too!
Taking the milk for her calf and giving it to you?
A woman's body as a moneymaking machine?
Well I am
a woman, and that feels obscene.
Stop the breeding and feeding of cows and sows...
Look into your heart for all the `whys' and `hows'.
We'd feed the world's hungry with plentiful grains.
Like Einstein or Gandhi, we'd clear out our brains.
We'd stop cutting rainforests. Slow erosion.
Decrease cows adding their methane explosion!
A true environmentalist can't eat meat—
to plant-based food is really a treat.
To the thinking mind, it just doesn't make sense...
Nourishing our selves from acts of violence.
To free ourselves to be the best we can be...
We must set the innocent animals free.
The more compassion; the better you feel,
not eat vegan at every meal?
Sometimes, I find, my perception of humanity
Is overwhelmed by the abundance of insanity.
Man sprays the planet with toxic compounds to poison
bugs and weeds-
He's ignorant of the
poor judgment inherent in these deeds.
He endangers many species; renders some others
He doesn't see `The Big Picture' and that all of us are linked.
He renders the soil worthless; devoid of all fertility.
In other lands, he purchases a child, for his utility.
Man enslaves his own species and the other animals,
Engages in mass murder of his own, in times of old and new.
He makes the `Almighty Dollar' his God and his guiding
He lives without integrity; does what's easy, not what's right.
He lusts after money with a materialistic greed...
While his fellow human cries for help in impoverished need.
Man will execute the trees like they are `growing out
Never pondering the
repercussions of this, all the while.
He passes through enchanted woods and leaves his
And limits concern for
his fellow man to one's of his own kind...
He has little tolerance for other religions or races...
He's one who believes his color's the best color for all faces.
He adorns himself with gadgets and pierces his skin for
He thinks he is attractive by doing such meaningless things.
He treats the disease, but neglects the preventative
With little forethought, he delves into momentary pleasure.
He settles for `mere sex' rather than the `art of
He is empty inside,
because his passion he's forsaking.
He is a being that is cruel; that inflicts suffering
His viewing of `animals as a commodity' -- is insane!
His mind invented the telephone, the computer chip, and
But can't learn that `eating animals' is an action to abhor.
He fuels his body and soul with a most violent of
Never thinking to correlate this with rising city riots.
He lives on top of each other; like hens in a factory
And with businesses polluting air and stream, ignoring their
Something he is compelled to do--is to over-populate--
Unlike animals, when resources dwindle, he will still mate!
He will step on his comrade to make himself appear
Wrapped up in himself, he cares not for the members of his team.
This “He” lives in the street bum, as well as the
Some aspect of this man
lives in every global resident.
Are we powerless to change `the lack of virtue' that
Will we ever know that
yearned for `Peace on Earth' in our life's span?
Can the soul subdue the ego; can we unmask our human
Will we elevate and save our race, before humanity dies?
Will we annihilate ourselves with the weapons made by
Or will we turn it all around, as only us humans can?
Humanity created insanity---yet---we're able to see....
That within each of us lies the power to set sanity free.
('The Mouth of Common Madness Speaks)
‘You are what you eat, so they say.’
chewing his sirloin.
‘I say if it tastes good, it can’t be that bad.
Would you like a bite of this? It’s lean and tender.
rather be a bull than a carrot. Wouldn’t you?
Yes, better a bull than a
I believe it’s an important responsibility to eat a healthy
You should respect your body, you only have one.
good for the heart, it gives you vigour!
Well, you know what they say
about statistics. Yes, I'm
in perfectly reasonable health. I don't see the
And anyway, its natural isn’t it? Don’t shy away from it;
you’re an animal too.
We just have to chop it up, cook and season
that’s the only difference; nothing unnatural about that.
Answer me this: can you eat grass?
Well how could you possibly
survive as a herbivore then?
The cost you say? Economic?
Environmental? Ah, but
the world is our oyster. We enjoy it as we please.
And what use is a resource if not spent?
I see you wish to take
the moral high ground. Well think again.
We all do wrong, and you’re no
different. I think you're being
An animal bred
for meat lives a care free life;
what more could it ask for?
could you give it?
Freedom to live naturally? What a romantic notion!
Nature is as barbarous as any slaughter house.
We simply organise the
Life is full of pain, for animal and man.
our actions reflect and perpetuate that reality?
They wouldn’t even be
alive if it wasn’t for us.
Look, I don’t see why I need to defend
myself from your ideology.
I’m quite happy to take responsibility and live
consequences of my actions, thank you.
And surely in any
a person may choose what he consumes?
want to be limited to ‘ethically sanctioned’ vegi-food.
responsible adults here. I resent your insinuation that
it is merely taste
which dictates my dietary choices.
I care about animals too.
love my parrot very much, but I also love a breast of chicken,
spice. Love's a funny thing I suppose. They say
you get what you give, but
perhaps you just get what you take.
And when all is said and done, how
could you resist that delectable
sage and onion taste of Cumberland
Or that tantalizing, salty fat flavour of smoky bacon?
Ah, but it’s that unique texture that makes your mouth water so.
There’s just something about the ‘texture’ of cooked flesh that
you want more. You know what I mean.
And what about vegetables, if all
life has a soul, don't they feel too?
Had you thought about that? If we're
all in the same boat how do
you distinguish? Pain is pain, however you
Of course I wouldn't eat a person. We're different, we feel
We have more developed nervous systems than animals. Really,
fact that I need to state that, indicates you're lacking protein.
don't you concentrate on helping people instead of animals?
suffer enough? Oh I quite agree, a healthy diet
makes a healthy person,
but I don't see the connection.
Look, I’m a busy person, and we all
have a responsibility to make
the best use of our time. I can’t be faffing
with beans and lentils,
I have more important things to do.
sure if I had to feed, care for, kill and bleed the beast myself,
be less convenient. But we live in the 21st century;
someone else does
that for you.
And how do you think our hunter gatherer ancestors
in the winter without meat? Or the Indians in the barren
I mean, can you imagine Christmas without a roast?
our ancestors hadn't been omnivores we'd still be living in huts.
that? Agriculture? I just said
we live in the 21st century didn't I?
And what about Eskimos, how would they survive?
No, I live quite
comfortably in Surry thank you.
Of course, large areas of the world
can't surport arible farming.
Pardon? Yes, those are good examples, like
the oceans and deserts.
The human population of the pacific? Now you're
You know, I had a friend once who got very sick when she
vegetarian. She ate only cornflakes and lettice for a month. I just
wouldn't want to take that risk.
And think of all those people who
would be out of work if
no one ate meat all of a sudden? What else would
they possibly do?
So you see, really it would be irresponsible to
when in Rome, do as the Romans do, eh?
Now there was a
Sure I'd kill them myself, it's just convenient not
too. But it would
be a bit messy wouldn't it? And so long as it didn't
scream or cry
too much. They're too much like a person when they do that.
Are you sure you won’t have some of this? It’s very
Death in Motion
We met there,
In a forest of others.
my eyes and reached for a black stone submerged in the dark water;
Sometimes black is so delicately constructed.
But with my touch the
explosion of gunfire flashed.
Then I could hear and smell more clearly the
death and life of shotgunned ducks,
of the disgusting jubilance of
destruction: when the hunter injects the heroin
of the not-being-prey.
let them pretend but not us:
the animal trembling is all around
in between the air of each shared breath
and no amount of
other-killing will quench it
the dark forest
the rush of birds flushed out
just before the death-dive
what is it like to be comfortable in flight
then to plunge
half-dead where nothing is centered upon you
like leaping into the
from 20 stories but when you hit it is nothing but ordinary;
cheers even erupt - it's a celebration
and something beautiful has
died in full motion:
nothing a photograph could hope to capture
like a bird's beating heart,
slowly arcing downward to towards death.
you are beautiful you are beautiful
that is why they kill you
An Address To The Casual
Consumer of Flesh
by His Divine Grace
Rev. Uncle Neil "Loveseat" Banana Head
It is to be expressly understood that thou art hereby
for thy scurrilous collusion, in which thou hast participated
Thou art surely deserving of thy execretion
thy breakfast there is complicity
In thy lunch there is
In thy supper there is complicity
In thy ventures to
the restaurant there is complicity
In thy grocery shopping trips there
Mayest thou be struck down from thy usurp'd throne with
of e-coli and salmonella
Mayest thou exist in a world of
wire mesh encrusted with blood
Mayest the sinews of thy
flesh be made to serve the purposes of
those who would use it to serve
their own ends, flay'd and
expos'd as they see fit
reside in a state of perpetual moribundity
As of now, seeing as thy
life has been made forefeit by virtue
of thy misdeeds, thou art mere
Suffer thy progeny to the veal crates
Suffer thou to
remain forevermore fetter'd, with nary enough
room to turn
Make amends whilst thou still can. . .
In thy soft,
tender, corpulent form there is an exploitable
and the bodies of thy kin could well be made to serve
the purposes of those
who would sate their desires upon thy
Thou could most
certainly be made to spend the remainder of thy
Behind wire fences
Behind wooden slats
Within battery cages
Within gestation stalls
Thy corpse shall be made to fit our every
Soap shall be wrought of thy flesh
Garments shall be
wrought of thy flesh
Candles shall be wrought of thy
Furniture shall be wrought of thy flesh
The corpses of thy
kin shall be manifold, piled as high as the
heavens and lain out in
lengths as long as the rivers
Make amends whilst thou still can. .
by Wayne K.
Can you look deep into my eyes,
and tell me
what do you see ?
Am I just another throw away life,
with all this hurt
built up inside of me ?
Can you look deep into my fear,
and do you
see my pain ?
Am I just another tortured soul,
used by this sadist for
his scientific gains ?
Can you look deep into my short life,
will I die on the first try ?
Am I just another of the " lucky " ones,
to be blinded by the suturing of my eyes ?
I do not ask to be
I was once alive and free.
Now just a horrific experiment,
with no eyes for me to see.
I do not ask to stay here.
I am caged
and I am maimed.
Found out there are others like me,
who will soon be
forced to face the same.
I do not ask for you to think,
this twisted mind.
Found out torture is allowed,
if you say it is for
Soon the research will end,
and my freedom
Finally the day I have longed for .......
The day I am
In memory of all animals who have died in senseless
experiments. May they now be at peace.
by Wayne K. Tolson
Think of me tonite..
For that I give my
Was it for the good of all,
or was it just a waste to be carved by
the butcher's knife ?
Think of me tonite..
For that which you
Did it give you something real,
or could you taste the pain of my
death in its flavor ?
Think of me tonite..
For the time I was
Did you know how short it was,
or that the days were filled with
torture, anguish, and fear ?
Think of me tonite..
For that which has
Was your dinner worth its price,
or was your craving to have
meat really worth me dead ?
If violence were tasted when meat is eaten
helpless and innocent creatures beaten—
Then many might shun the bitter
And do themselves and others a favor.
If eaters of meat could
taste the aches
Endured by cows for sake of steaks,
Perhaps they’d see
the gross mistake:
Their lives are not ours to take.
But taste buds,
like tree buds, need to open
For sensing a doomed beast’s emotions,
fear and anguish, a lot like ours
Whose terror and sorrow too are
If taste buds could taste an animal’s pain
Then people, from
eating them, might refrain.
A poem by"Spare":
[ The Lie
Looky Mommy, Can I pet the cow
Isn't he sweet?
I refuse to tell my little girl
That this cow she pets
is her future meat
I'll lie to her because if she knew
The fate of this
She'd surely be traumatized
Because of the truth that she'd
So I'll hide from her the murder
That her friend, this cow
And through my deceit
She'll grow up stupid
Like most of
the human race
Cows? They don't eat us!
Humans should be more
No meat makes life sweet.
A poem by
Meat, Meat, Meat, Meat
What is Meat?
Is chicken meat?
Is fish meat?
Hamburgers are nice in a trash
Bacon is good in a drawer,
But what is good on a
Do you want milk with that?
Why not save a cow or a pig and
invest in a book?
Do they try to milk or eat us?
harmless, people have them as pets,
Would you eat your own
Then why eat a pig? Why eat a cow?
What did they do to
Some things are left better
War,War,War no more,
that lowly flesh-eaters bring
to our door,
sorry to judge in such a way,
but for the misery it brings
,what else can you say,
It's done in ignorance, little care and being
mostly from a baby when first being fed,
So why not start to be
tame and free,
not savage and wild as can be,
and remember that dream of
peace on earth,
stemming from the hearts of every birth,
It can come
true in everyway,
by letting the animals live their lives
I see the death
I see the
All created by man's personal
We call ourselves
We call ourselves great
But really we're nothing..
but murderers and torturers
I'm looked down upon for my
Beliefs of love
I choose tofu over meat
Compassion over murder
Life over death
The common man spares himself this sight..
This sight of
They call me weird because I look past the cellophane packing
can't help but feel for the executed one
The wealthy wear fur
inside they're poor.
Poor hearted for not caring
I see the
I see the destruction
All created by man's personal
As I walk down the aisles, I see the death
shelves I see the animals that never took another breath
cares.."Vegetables, meat, it's all the same"
This is what "civilization"
has come to, what a shame
I live a meat-free life
While others chop up
creatures with a knife
I'm called weird for my belief
By the same people
that eat this beef
I'm looked down upon for caring
Excuse me for
thinking the world is for sharing
I don't approve of silk
leather, or milk
This is my life
Jennifer Britting, New
There once lived a calf, a piglet , chick, and a lamb
who lived on a farm, made by man.
Each day that went by, they ate and grew
fatter. Only if they knew that someday soon they would become a
Wandering freely and enjoying the view, each of the animals all
relate to me and you.
The man on the farm comes down every day; and takes
more and more animals away.
One day as the calf, piglet, chick, and lamb
all were playing out on the land, out in the distance they saw that man.
came down with anger in his eyes, and took those animals away with great
He threw them into cages, where they'd be left to stay, until their
last, dying day.
The animals scared, sat in dismay, with the smell of
animals in decay.
As time goes by, the animals all act with fury, and fight
and try to escape their domains.
In the dark they sit, day by day‚ until
this man came and took each one away.
The cow, the pig, chicken and sheep,
all shackled up in chains on their feet.
They wailed and they cried, but no
one came; to save these animals in all this pain.
Each one so scared; no
where to retreat, all the people want is their meat.
The man stuns the cow,
pig, chicken, and sheep, which did not make these animals "sleep".
all fully conscious, with a quick slit of their necks, and now they all begin,
to bleed, to death.
Some, boiled, or skinned alive, with no one to see‚ how
terrible, this is a tragedy.
They now end up in packages all sent to your
store, where you have bought meat many times before.
You eat meat, as like
it never survived; that it never breathed; that it never cried.
So the next
time you think about eating some "meat", remember the cow, pig, chicken, and
" An Animals life is at Steak! DONT eat
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