Species-ism | Teen Ink


November 15, 2010
By Ali_L BRONZE, X, California
Ali_L BRONZE, X, California
3 articles 1 photo 4 comments

I was once your cute puppy,
Born finally! At last!
But now I can see,
Those good times have past.

You push me you kick me,
And then you just laugh.
You curse me, whip me
Never give me a bath.

You locked me in this cage,
With no room to move.
You ignore me, I’m dying,
What do I have to prove?

I am still a small puppy,
Only four days old.
I want out of here,
To be astray, caught, and sold.

I did not think
You could hurt me this bad.
When I met you
I was glad I could trust a young lad.

I did not know
I’d be locked up in here,
This cage as my bath room,
A hole in my ear.

And, I’ve gone without food,
For how many days now?
Okay, I’ll be honest,
I’m not a puppy, I’m only a cow.

But should it really matter,
What animal is behind the bar?
Black white or green,
You’re a speciesist. You are.

The author's comments:
People are always so angry when they hear that they eat dogs in other countries. But they don't realize that other countries find the food we eat in the US weird as well. I don't understand why someone would think it is alright to kill one animal, but astonishing to kill another. It is all wrong in my opinion.

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Ali_L BRONZE said...
on Dec. 13 2010 at 9:48 pm
Ali_L BRONZE, X, California
3 articles 1 photo 4 comments
Thank you :]

on Dec. 13 2010 at 2:00 pm
Halabella BRONZE, Longview, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments

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This is so sweet and I like the idea of this. It's really inspirational to me because I want to be a vet.