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I Am the Owner of This Coat

This song was inspired by the work of Mary-Alice Pollard, Cornwall's Voice For Animals, in UK. We are happy for it to be downloaded and shared to highlight the work of 'Musicians Against The Fur Trade'

Contrary to our knowledge of this subject, the fur trade is very much thriving in some parts of the world. A lucrative business is labelling real animal fur as 'fake' fur, and selling it as trinkets, fur trims and clothing, even as pet toys. As bad as this is, the worst part is that the animals, mainly dogs and cats, are often still alive when they are skinned. The animals are not killed humanely, they are not transported humanely, they are thrown around like rubbish before their deaths, in crates that hold up to 30 dogs or cats in the smallest of spaces. How can we stand aside and let this continue? Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills-McCartney have vowed to do all they can to stop this terrible trade. Please help by adding your name to the petition. Please lend your voices to the animals plight. Without those that care, these poor dogs and cats and captive wild animals are without hope.

Singers/songwriters/artists/musicians, we have a voice, and we can use it!

Hurting animals is surely the same as hurting people, hurting the planet. Let's hope we can change things for the better.

Additional Comments -- Feb. 2006

Here are some some links where you can read the information and sign petitions -
http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/DogAndCatCruelFurTrade.html
http://groups.myspace.com/SingersSongwritersMusiciansSayNoToFur
http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/CVFA.html

 

I Am The Owner of This Coat

I am the owner, the owner of this coat

Brown eyed, small

Without a hope,

Soon to perish, soon to cry

Just so you may wear, my fur with pride...

You may not wonder, how I feel

N' you may not know, my pain is real

But I wonder, how you live with YOU

As you live with me -

Now I'm through...

Yes I grace your neck, oh I keep you warm

And through my death, there's your careless arm -

Oh you're stroking oh, what once was alive

My heart, my bone, laid aside...

Now I'm merely, dirt and dust

Just a memory, of broken trust

Just an animal, for you to KILL

A trinket made of life, for your fashion thrill...

Oh I have no voice

Oh I have no name

Just a wretched piece of meat

Drowning in vain

Oh speak for me now

Oh please hear my plea..

Oh don't, don't, don't, don't turn your back on me...

SOLO

I am the owner, the owner of this coat

Brown eyed, small

Without a hope,

Soon to perish, so soon to cry

Just so you may wear, my fur with pride....


(c) Daines/Killington
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(mcps) ASCAP

http://www.maria-daines.com
http://www.myspace.com/mariadaines
http://www.mixposure.com/maria-daines
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http://groups.myspace.com/SingersSongwritersMusiciansSayNoToFur
 

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