The pen is mightier than the sword


"Puppies are so cute! I can't believe they sell dog meat in China! It's wrong and disgusting and upsets me so much!" says your omni friend while ordering a burger. 

Here's a poem to make them think. 

By Cora Diamond, originally appearing in the British journal, Philosophy, 1978

“Dogs and cats and goats and cows
“Ducks and chickens, sheeps and sows

“Woven into tales for tots,
“Pictured on their walls and pots

“Time for dinner! Come and eat
“All your lovely juicy meat

“One day ham from Percy Porker
“(In the comics he’s a corker)

“Then the breast from Mrs. Cluck
“Or the wing from Donald Duck.

“Liver next from Clara Cow
“No, it doesn’t hurt her now

“Yes, that leg’s from Peter Rabbit
“Chew it well; make that a habit

“Eat the creatures killed for sale,
“But never pull the kitty’s tail

“Eat the flesh from ‘filthy hogs’
“But never be unkind to dogs

“Grow up into double-think
“Kiss the hamster; skin the mink

“Never think of slaughter, dear,
“That’s why animals are here

“They only come on earth to die,
“So eat your meat, and don’t ask why”