If Slaughter Houses Had Glass Walls
Animals are sentient beings. This means that they are just as much capable—if not more capable—than humans are of feeling pain, sadness and other emotions. We teach our children to be kind and loving towards all creatures, then turn around and feed them these same animals.Children and animals share a common innocence; it is devastating that we lose this innocence as we grow older, trading it for ignorance—ignoring the inhumanity and injustices of how we treat animals across the country and throughout the world. While we are ignorant to their pain, it is no secret how these animals receive their pain. Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Our nations’ animals are not just treated poorly, but their basic rights are taken away. This collection of poetry was written to make people more aware of what is going on in our world—we are killing the animals, hurting the environment, and ultimately ruining our health, the health of our children, and jeopardizing the future of humankind.
Paul McCartney “If Slaughter houses Had Glass Walls..”
Go Vegan Feb 2013