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If Animals Could Talk

Sometimes you can express your feelings about life more easily with a poem or rhyme.

IF ANIMALS COULD TALK

If we asked calves with no room to move
To tell us how they feel
Do you think that they would say
Can’t wait to be your veal

If questioned would a foie gras goose
Retort, I don’t know why
You have to force my food in
So much until I die

Or put this questions to a sheep
Are you really such a glutton
Would he reply, it’s not for me
I’m just producing mutton

The chickens crowded in the shed
So crammed they have to fight
Would they say, get us out of here
We want to see the light

And standing in the farrowing crate
Would the sow be heard to say
If I could reach my piglets
I would take them far away

But animals can’t talk, can’t say a word
They don’t have any choices
And even if they could
Would we still ignore the voices?

Paul Svendsen

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