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Sir Paul McCartney on Animal Suffering

WARNING: This post is graphic in nature.  I have long debated whether to post it or not.  It features Paul McCartney speaking on the nightmare of slaughter houses and showing how animals are horrifically mistreated.  But if we subject animals to these horrors by creating a market for meat than the very least we can do is suffer the discomfort of watching a video showing how our meat comes to our tables.  Paul McCartney got me well on my way to being totally vegetarian which seems to be in the offing as I think more and more of any kind of meat as flesh of innocents.


The Haunting

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The haunted look

in the eyes

the plastic tags

in the ears

the bit of grass

in the coat

of a tender soul

behind bars

*

One day

the haunted

will arise in glory

their souls ablaze

with triumph

*

One day

 we will pay

our dying hearts

 haunted

by the very souls

 hunted

by the likes of us


No. 149

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You look at me

and see hamburger,

filet mignon,

roast beef au jus.

But I am a mother/father/sister/brother.

I look at you with curiosity,

and innocence

and in the end

I will be betrayed.

But I don’t live on a factory farm

so I don’t know that yet.

I offer the following short short video by Paul McCartney for educational value.  I leave the option whether you want to view it to you.  It contains graphic and upsetting images but meat eaters should know how the meat comes to their plate and how factory farms operate.  Taking pictures of farm animals and this video made me stop eating beef, pork and lamb– am working on eliminating chicken and fish.