Animal Liberation - This War We Intend To Win!

>>  Thursday, May 3, 2012

"An Animal Activist's Pledge" By Janet Riddle

Until the last flesh is consumed
and no more animals are born to doom
Our struggle is beside the weak
respect for life is what we seek 
Until the last is forced to entertain
and no more animals are driven insane
For all those beaten to a cower
we lend our strength and our power 
Until the last suffers in a cruel test
and scientific fraud is finally confessed
To those voiceless we give them word
until their agonizing cries are heard 
Until the last dead skin is worn
and for our usage no animal is born
Relentless battles we must fight
until all others see compassion's light 
Until the last abuse has ceased
and existence is granted to every beast
We won't abandon or give in
because this war we intend to win


Anonymous May 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM  

This is a beautiful poem, beautifully read by a beautiful soul.

Though I don't mean this to sound like a complaint, it would be even more beautiful and powerful (and genuine feeling) if she could have had the words right next to the camera, so she wouldn't have to look down to read it.

Maybe she would be willing to re-do it with that idea in mind....

Thank you for publishing it.

Bea Elliott May 9, 2012 at 6:03 AM  

Hi Anonymous... I suppose you have a point about the words being more convenient to read. But in my mind I think the spoken words left independently have an equal impact too. Six of one - half dozen of the other. In any case - It's the message that counts. Thanks for the visit.