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MEAT MEANS MURDER

The factory's still churning out, all processed packed and neat.

An obscure butchered substance and the label reads "meat'

Hidden behind false names such as pork, ham, veal and beef.

An eye's an eye, a life's a life, the now forgotten belief.

Yet everyday production lines are feeding out this farce.

Yes to end up on your table, then shat out of your arse.

Yet, still you're queuing, and still you're viewing.

Sawing out limbs just right for stewing.

Carcasses piled up in a heap.

Sort juicy chunks from freezers deep.

Well can't you see that juice is blood.

From newborn throats, red rivers flood

Blood from the young hearts, blood from the veins

Your blood, their blood, serves the same.

Now you're at the table, sitting, grinning.

Sitting there eating, you never realize the filling

It's served upon a sterile plate, you don't think of the killing.

The furthest your brain takes you

"Is it for frying or for grilling?"

You moan about the seal cull, about the whale slaughter

But does it really matter whether it lives on land or water?

You've never had a fur coat, you think it's cruel to the mink.

Well, how about the cow, pig, sheep. Don't they make you think?

Since the day that you were born, you've never been told the missing link.

- CONFLICT


BUTCHERS

Through all your research

There's still no cure for a disease like you

Ulcerated eyes show no glimmer of life

Nor do they reflect the pain inflicted by your knife

They're cancerous and bleeding and better off dead

Vivisector, you must be sick in the head

He's a contract killer for the company

To see how their products will affect you and me

The gruesome way in which these animas die

Makes you wonder what's in the products that you buy

From dogs forced to smoke your cigarettes

To the monkeys that suffer electrical shock

Their crying eyes plead from inside a cage

Tortured because they'll never talk

-NAUSEA


EVOLUTION

Out in the garden, there's a little white rabbit

Like Revlon* torture for your clean little habits

As you wash your hair to keep it clean

You get to wonder why vosene's green

And forget about the silent animal screams

Out in the garden, there's a little white dog

Shampoo in your eyes like a burning fog

But it's tried and tested so you won't go blind

Animals killed for the good of mankind

For your shining hair, so many have died

Out in the garden, there's a little white cat

And you're catching cancer as you smoke that fag

"When will they find the cure?" you choke

When enough cats have died of smoke

And they say that animals go for the throat

And the monkeys in the zoo, they look so tame

In the name of science, they've removed their brains

To think that man evolved from this beast

Civilized savages down from the trees

The animals who run these labratories

-SUBHUMANS

*Since this song was written in 1983, Revlon has stopped animal testing


"My Lords, I have heard it said once and the saying has haunted me ever since - that if animals believed in the devil, he would look remarkably like a human being"
         - Lord Bishop of Manchester

"The struggle for animal liberation is not one that will be won easily - it will mean a lot of paper work, a lot of phone calls, a lot of arguing, a lot of demonstrations, a lot of fines, a lot of money, but most of all a lot of legislation. For over a hundred years, millions of animals have suffered. It is time to put an end to this evil form of witchcraft, one way or another!"
         - Unknown

"You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car".
       - Harvey Diamond (author)

"The liberation of animal life can only be achieved through the radical transformation of human consciousness and the overthrow of the existing power structure."
        - Transpecies Unlimited

"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is - whether the victim is human or animal - we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity".
        - Rachel Carson

"If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons."
        - C.S. Lewis (novelist)

"My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."

- Anna Sewell, (English Novelist)

"I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil."

- Dr. Charles Mayo, Founder of the Mayo Clinic

"The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."

- Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher

"Atrocities are no less atrocities when they occur in laboratories and are called 'medical research."

- George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright

"Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented."

- Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American Writer

"Now I can look your in the face; I don't eat you anymore."

- Franz Kafka

"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral".

- Leo Tolstoy

"If we are extremists, then we are not ashamed of it, for the conditions that our people suffer are extreme, and extreme illness can not be cured with moderate medicine".

- Malcolm X

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"The cruel wild beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He stands in front of it."

- Axel Munthe

"Cruelty to animals is one of the most significant vices of a low and ignoble people. Wherever one notices them, they constitute a sure sign of ignorance and brutality which cannot be painted over even by all the evidence of wealth and luxury. Cruelty to animals cannot exist together with true education and true learning."

- Alexander von Humboldt

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. "

- George Bernard Shaw

"Certainly one of the highest duties of the citizen is a scrupulous obedience to the laws of the nation, But it is certainly not the highest duty".

- Thomas Jefferson

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are the people who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will"

- Frederick Douglas, Abolitionist

"I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further".

- Mark Twain

"The average beast of prey is a decent creature who merely kills for the sake of food or in a fight against an enemy. It is only man who calls killing "sport" and kills for the pleasure of killing; not for food, not for self-defense, but just to satisfy some primitive instinct, once necessary and now perverted".

- Gilbert Murray

"It is an unfortunate fact that those people who are most eloquent in their demand for the conservation of animals are often those most eager to violate animal life at the first opportunity".

- Andew Linzey

"We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up to look down on their conquerers. Possibly it feels good to these men to feel superior to animals, but does it not

seem that if they were sure of it they would not have to prove it? Often a man who is afraid must constantly demonstrate his courage and, in the case of the hunter, must keep a tangible record of his courage".

- John Steinbeck

"Hunting ... the least honorable form of war on the weak".

- Paul Richard


ONE STRUGGLE, ONE FIGHT

Cut down the rainforests, so cattle can graze

A short sighted act causing long term malaise

Rare species and plant life extinct for all time

As they carve the ridiculous from the sublime

Feed the bulk of grain harvested to the meat herds

While people are starving all over the world

The waste from herds poisons water supplies

The meat industry causes people to die

Stop interspecies discrimination

Animal liberation is human liberation

Put an end to all exploitation

Animal liberation is human liberation

How can you speak of compassion

When the weakest are treated in this fashion

Human liberation, animal rights

One struggle, one fight

Give all sentient creatures consideration

Animal liberation is human liberation

Put an end to all exploitation

Animal liberation is human liberation

The basic roots of oppression

Stem from hierarchical obsession

Human liberation, animal rights

One struggle, one fight

Destroy the exploitive corporations

Animal liberation is human liberation

Put an end to all exploitation

Animal liberation is human liberation

Create the illusion that science cures all

Shout about breakthroughs that aren't there at all

Deride all your critics as dangerous cranks

To keep public donations flowing into the bank

No justification for all we are told

Vivisection's has not yet cured so much as a cold

Stop the money men, ignore all their patter

Profits mean all to them, health and saftey don't matter

Animal Liberation is human liberation

- RIOT/CLONE


LET'S NOT FORGET

Your "meat" comes from a creature who has met

A hideous and most untimely death

Nor is it seemly when upon your dish

Lie corpses of a murdered bird or fish.

One fleeting glimpse of any factory farm

Would make the vilest soul cry in alarm.

The chickens, cows and pigs - their lives obscene

Degraded to meat, milk and egg machines.

The cows, their fate sealed at the slaughter house,

Can hear their friends in front of them cry out.

If we pretend that of this they know not,

We grossly underestimate their lot.

The chickens, five crammed tightly to a cage

Oft peck their mates in frightened fits of rage.

The light which blinds these creatures night and day

Adds sin and cruelty to each egg they lay.

The male chicks not appealing to our taste,

Are tossed alive in bags to our great haste.

This writhing heap of bodies is no lie.

Eventually, they suffocate and die.

To better understand a dairy cow

Try picturing this horrid scene somehow:

You're pumped with drugs, you're pregnant and you hurt.

And then your child is robbed from you at birth.

She is no mere automaton, I say.

She mourns the loss of her child several days.

The farmers steal your milk from you and then

For profit's sake, they knock you up again.

The child, a girl will share her mother's fate

If he's a boy, he's off to the veal crate -

A squalid, filthy stall not two feet wide.

He ne'er sees light and cannot turn inside.

A pig's life is the cruellest life around.

The female lies immobile on the ground.

The males can sexually enter her at will.

Her infants suck her nipples through a grill.

Since they've no space, insanity prevails.

And normally, they'd bite each others tails.

For farmers, this would cause a profit drain.

So tails are yanked at birth with squeals of pain.

The more we hide from these injustices

The less we find we know what justice is.

We spare our cats and dogs from such "misuse",

So why allow the other cruel abuse?

These are no more automatons, I say.

They're feeling creatures tortured night and day.

By people who in numbness feel no more,

For use by us who in our haste, ignore!

Here is a cause that rests on naught but us

And though at first we kick and scream and fuss,

We find in time a wholeness that will last

Despite the horrors of our actions past.

Those of religion, here's a truth today.

In front of you. It will not go away.

This is your trial; if you should shut it out.

Then, say, what is religion all about?

- Mohan Embar


THIS IS THE A.L.F.

- CONFLICT

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LOOKING FOR CHANGES

I saw a cat with a machine in his brain

The man who fed him said

He didn't feel any pain

I'd like to see that man

Take out that machine

And stick it in his own brain

You know what I mean

I saw a rabbit with its eyes full of tears

The lab that owned her had

Been doing it for years

Why don't we make them

Pay for every last eye

That couldn't cry its own tears

Do you know what I mean

Well I tell you that we'll all be

Looking for changes

Changes in the way

We treat our fellow creatures

And we will learn how to grow.

When we're looking for changes

I saw a monkey that was

Learning how to choke

A guy beside him gave him

Cigarettes to smoke

And every time that monkey

Started to cough

The bastard laughed his head off

Do you know what I mean

When I tell you that we'll all be

Looking for changes

Changes in the way

We treat our fellow creatures

And we will learn how to grow

When we're looking for changes

We're looking for changes

In the way we are

- Paul McCartney


"No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does."

- Henry David Thoreau


SPAWN AGAIN

Death becomes clearer through bloodshot eyes

As a death from old age becomes nearer

Why can't the livestock be free

When trading soldiers for steak

Learn to evolve with the new transition

To act upon a hypocritical vision

Discard the old and in with the new

Discard the old and in with the fashion

Learn to evolve with the new transition

To act upon a hypocritical vision

Learn to evolve, learn to, learn to evolve

Who is the bad guy for iron

Require mince these are the facts

So eat what you murder

This is animal liberation

Eight billion killed for human pleasure

Bring on the ape farm

Demolish the monkeys

Drink up, drink up

Look down on junkies

A new hypocritical look and ambition

The time has come

To make the decision you...

Drink up, drink up, look down

I'll hold it back, I'll hold it back

Discard the old, in with the fashion

Death becomes clearer through bloodshot eyes

Death becomes clearer through bloodshot eyes

- SILVERCHAIR


"People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times."

-Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Laureate

"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughter house is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fate

"Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal- health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."

- from Old MacDonald's Factory Farm by C. David Coats


FUR IS DEAD

Designer whores and old New York hags

Actress/model and rap/hip hop slags

Listen up empty heads

Fur is dead

Electrocution ain't glamorous (in case you didn't know)

Kiss your honey while the sun shines

Drink up your beer and have a good time

Just say it's nothing to do with me

Don't get heavy

Don't spoil my day with a dose of reality

The time to act is now

Where's your compassion?

It must have let you down

With your sense of fashion

Gotta laugh, when you say

We're all just big mouth, ugly militants and so uncivilized

When you're still wearing make-up that's been poured into a rabbit's eyes

You're preaching love and positivity

While killing foxes for your vanity

That's an ignorant world you live in

You look ridiculous

Posing in the blood of another's skin

And you're blessed to feel the sunlight

But break a nail, it's ruined your life

If you close your eyes to suffering

Then you must be a stupid, cold-hearted bitch

If you don't speak up you're no better than her

'Cause friends don't let friends wear fur

-BRILLIANT SINS


"The fight is not for us, not for our personal wants or needs. It is for every animal that has ever suffered and died in the vivisection labs, and for every animal that will suffer and die in those same labs unless we end this evil business now. The souls of the tortured dead cry out for justice, the cry of the living is for freedom. We can create that justice and we can deliver that freedom. The animals have no-one but us, we will not fail them."

- Barry Horne 1955-2001


"I am the voice of the voiceless,

Through me the dumb shall speak,

Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear

The wrongs of the wordless weak

From street, from cage, from kennel,

From stable and zoo, the wail

Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin

Of the mighty against the frail.

Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals

Who have not stooped to teach

Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,

The sorrow that has no speech.

And I am my brother's keeper,

And I shall fight his fight;

And speak the word for beast and bird

Till the world shall set things right.

- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919


THE REAL FARM ANIMALS

They never see the light of day

They have no room to frolic and play

They are born straight into a cage

At first they must be full of rage

But then some start to die

The battery hens have no room to fly

Their beaks were clipped, feathers torn

Some eggs break the mothers mourn

"But what about the pigs you say

They're not given a strand of hay

They're forced to lie on the cold wet floor

With no other pigs to love or adore

Through boredom

 they start to chew on the bars

Their pens are small and as barren as mars

They live in the shed until there stay has finished

As the trucks arrive their hopes have diminished

They are cramped into trucks with no windows or doors

Then twelve hours later the reach the slaughter house walls

They are forced into a single straight line

All they can do is wait for their time

With visions of freedom alive in their head

The men in white coats shoot them all dead

So all these little animals are slew

To make some meat products just for YOU!

- Luke Milroy (FREE THE ANIMALS! visitor)


"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals".

- Immanuel Kant

"Last year over a million people left the same suicide note: "SHOPPING LIST: butter, eggs, mayo, potato chips, ham, bacon..."

- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

"I'm dismayed and disgusted to see precious health care dollars squandered away on these trivial, irrelevant, repetitive, misleading animal experiments".

- Murray Cohen, M.D.

'There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right".

- Martin Luther King

"If social activism required human perfection, nothing would ever get done. Thankfully, we don't have to be perfect to show people how to prevent the suffering of others. In the long run, the best we can do is to make sure we're doing the best we can do ourselves and to speak out for all living beings'.

- Allan Bullington (The True Nature Network)

"Animals are worth nothing to hunters, millions to the wildlife agencies, billions to the weapons industry... but priceless to us who fight for their liberation"!

- Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting

"Animal abusers are not the only culprits - the consumers are the biggest abusers! As long as buyers, users, attendees at animal performances, etc., keep using, abusers keep abusing"!

-Unknown

"Active hatred of cruelty, injustice and oppression is perhaps the main difference between a good person and a bad one".

- John Morley

"Imagine living your life in a small, filthy cage constantly in pain, unable to stand or lie down comfortably. After months of agony, your torture finally ends, but not at the slaughterhouse. Instead, two gentle hands reach down to lift you out of the darkness, and bring you to a safe, loving place. For the first time in your life you can stretch your wings and legs and feel soft straw and cool grass beneath your feet."

- Dr. Karen Davis

"Don't just switch from beef to chicken: get the slaughterhouse out of your kitchen."

- United Poultry Concerns

"Every great movement must experience three states: ridicule, discussion, adoption."

- John Stuart Mill

"In this day and age, with all the non-invasive scanning techniques available to the research community, it is inconceivable that an individual would be so callous as to take infant monkeys away from their mothers, damage their eyes, drill holes in their skulls, insert electrodes in their brains. How a person like that can sleep at night is beyond comprehension!"

- Elliot M. Katz, DVM

"Vivisection is the torture and killing of animals to find cures for the diseases caused by eating animals."

-Victoria Moran

"An environmentalist that eats meat is like a philanthropist that won't give money to charities."

- Howard Lyman


OPEN YOUR EYES

Open your eyes

To the millions of lies

That they tell you everyday

Open your mind

To the clever disguise

That the advertisements say

How do they know

What's good for you?

Wake up, wake up, whoa

Wake up, wake up, whoa

A shot to the head

They're better off dead

Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Destroy all the land

And kill what you can

Just to make the profits rise

Sell you from birth

For all that you're worth

The money spreads like lies

And how do they know

What's good for you?

Wake up, wake up, whoa

Wake up, wake up, whoa

A shot to the head

They're better off dead

Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Don't wanna hate you

Don't wanna blame it all on you

I'm out of options

If you don't look I'll force you to

If you don't look I'll force you to

If you don't look.. I'll force you to

Wake up, wake up, whoa

Wake up, wake up, whoa

A shot to the head

Just so you can be fed

Will you wake up, wake up, whoa

Open your eyes...

Open your eyes...

- GOLDFINGER


"Live in peace with the animals, animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls"
      - Colleen Klaum

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
     - Immanuel Kant

Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it popular?" But conscience asks the question, "Is it right?" And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells him or her that it is right.

- Martin Luther King, Jr


NAILING DESCARTES TO THE WALL/ (LIQUID) MEAT IS STILL MURDER

I speak outside what is recognized as the border between "reason" and "insanity". But I consider it a measure of my humanity To be written off by the living graves of a billion murdered lives. And I'm not ashamed of my recurring dreams about me and a gun and a different species (hint: starts with "h" and rhymes with "Neuman's") of carnage strewn about the stockyards, the factories and farms. Still I know as well as anyone that it does less good than harm to be this honest with a conscience eased by lies. But you cannot deny that meat is still murder. Dairy is still rape. And I'm still as stupid as anyone, but I know my mistakes. I have recognized one form of oppression, now I recognize the rest. And life's too short to make another's shorter.

- PROPAGHANDI


Not to Hurt

Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals)

Is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.

We have a higher mission:

To be of service to them whenever they require it.

St. Francis of Assisi

Jamaican Cows

Oh blessed sweet cows

What have you done

to deserve such agony

Roasting in the hot sun.

You are tied to a post

with little to drink

alone with your sorrow

It's unbearable to think.

What a God-awful feeling

No shade in sight

Only mean, barbaric people

and no will left to fight.

For your destiny is empty

Little chance for peace.

Love, comfort, contentment

is unknown to you.

You deserve so much more

All the pain you've endured

I want you to know...

Your silent cries are heard.

There's little I can do

to change your now life

But I will fight for your justice

to end this cruel strife.


Animals in 2050

There once was a place called Salem

Where girls lived deep in fear

Of being accused of witches brews

Then knowing death was near.

Another time in Georgia

When black men had no rights

They were beaten and degraded

With so many sleepless nights.

And most recently it's gay men

Who have proudly proclaimed "it's time!"

That love from man to man

Be simply not a crime.

There was a place called Auschewitz

Where Polish and Jews were gassed

It's a very sad reminder

Of how very cruel our past.

And can you believe that women

Were not allowed to read?

They could not vote or think freely

They existed merely to please.

And now the time we live in

It's just the same you see

Animals are the slaves and women

Longing to be free!

There is but just one difference

For animals have no voice.

They cannot band together

They simply have no choice!

They must follow all our orders

Die for many meals

They give their lives for research

And have no courts from which to appeal.

They are stuck inside the evil trap

of peoples compassionless views.

Animal lovers are their only hope

Of spreading this vital news....

Animals do have feelings!

They feel loneliness and pain!

We must love and respect them!

We'll all have much to gain!

So let us come together

And fight for this huge cause

For we are their last chance

To change our current laws.

Lets not waste our time on hunters

Or argue with the blind

Lets focus on the children

And educate their minds.

If we can teach compassion

as Liz C. Stanton did long ago

Then animals can have a future

And a culture of compassion can grow.

And so my friends, I leave you

With just one thought in mind

The suffering of the animals

Is caused by humankind.

Humans have a past of cruelty

As the slaves and women knew

But with time and education

Civility slowly grew.

And so I pray to heaven

That 50 years from now

Animal suffering will be nonexistent

And people will look back and think HOW?


 

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