December  2015

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December 2015

Reflections on War - Living Graves - By George Bernard Shaw

Animal Voice - pigs in sow stalls

We are the living graves of murdered beasts,

Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.

We never pause to wonder at our feasts,

If animals, like men, can possibly have rights

We pray on Sundays that we may have light,

To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.

We’re sick of War, we do not want to fight –

The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread

And yet – we gorge ourselves upon the dead.


Like carrion crows, we live and feed on meat,

Regardless of the suffering and pain

We cause by doing so; if thus we treat

Defenceless animals for sport or gain,

How can we hope in this world to attain

The PEACE we say we are so anxious for.

We pray for it, o’er hecatombs of slain,

To God, while outraging the moral law.

Thus cruelty begets its offspring – WAR.