No, thank you, I politely decline
As you offer me a sausage in brine.
You give me an irritated stare,
Oh no, I know this sign...
I don’t eat animal products because I care
About all sentient beings and their welfare.
Your ignorance is sweet,
But I am painfully aware
“I also don’t eat that much meat,
Only some days, it’s a special treat.
Why not? It’s always been this way!
What are these animals for if not to eat?”
Well I just don’t find it okay
To enslave any creature and say:
“This decomposing flesh is delicious!”
But, for you, that’s just another day
You don’t think a cow’s live is precious
And you think I am pretentious
Because I think murder and torture is bad
And fruit is tasty and nutritious?
“Oh, that’s just a phase, a passing fad,
A boy needs meat to become a strong lad
Those herbivores just want to be quirky
Not enjoying ribs is mad!”
So go on, slice your turkey,
Eat your bacon and beef jerky
Talk about how meat is great
So you don’t need to feel dirty.
I just want to educate
You about whom you just ate
About the creatures you exploit
And for this it’s not too late!
It’s the truth you want to avoid
“The only life worth living is humanoid!”
Does this thinking make any sense?
“Being entirely honest with oneself is a great exercise” –Freud
How can you call pets your friends
When you have blood on your hands?
Why value canine and feline over bovine?
Why not give veganism a chance?