Diary

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Posted: Thursday 6 November, 2008

by Rosemary at 8:48pm in Anything goes 3 comments Add your own

A DILEMMA

I could not kill a chicken

With feathers, blood and stuff,

‘Cause I would just remember,

Those balls of yellow fluff.

I could not kill a rabbit,

I know they are a pest,

We had a white one and a grey one.

I loved the grey one best.

I simply could not kill a pig

And listen to it wail,

It used to be so soft and pink

With tiny curly tail.

I'd never ever kill a sheep;

I once knew one called Jock;

He was so small and sickly,

He never joined the flock.

Well, I could never kill a calf,

Those eyes and velvet nose.

It surely takes a monster

To murder one of those.

Don't think it's right to kill a deer.

So beautiful and strong.

They should be left to run the hills

And glens where they belong.

But now I've got a problem,

I don't know what to do.

I love my steak and onions

And crave a good lamb stew.

Roast chicken is delicious

Roast pork is my desire.

So there is nothing for it

But to shut my eyes and FIRE!!!!!!

Comments

Brad K.

Friday 7 November, 2008 at 3:07am

Killing to eat is a dilemma. Peoples throughout history and before recognized the worth of the spirit at the same time they needed the foot.

Today we acknowledge the dilemma by showing what mercy we can, a quick, clean act that respects the spirit of the rabbit, or the chicken, or the calf. We slaughter what we need, we use all of the gift we can, as wisely as we know how.

Don't close your eyes; acknowledge the value that you take, the individual animal that you address. And keep your eyes open to show respect - by aiming true.

Blessed be.

claire

Monday 10 November, 2008 at 8:31pm

try not to get blood on your jumper

peter

Tuesday 11 November, 2008 at 11:47am

For those watching Hugh on the telly (and i guess it's most of us who look at this site) I think his education of the Bristol crew has been excellent and I've been pleasantly surprised by how much they've got stuck in with eating the animals. I hope this has not just been careful editing.

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