Lynne Goldsmith

Unnamed Nureongi Waiting on Marado Island
Animal Rights Poetry By Lynne Goldsmith
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Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

By Lynne Goldsmith

Increased line speeds
animals on their way to death by blade
means more mouths to feed

around the world

140 birds slaughtered each minute
inside this plant where creatures are bred,
punched, hurled, thrown down

shackled to drown in electric stunning baths
that malfunction to slow pains of death

and to where animals are thrown into scalding tanks
before bleeding out after short life of ammonia burns
from being left to eat, sleep, stand in waste—their own

legs collapsing from weight of genetically altered bodies
from humans there is no stopping

machinations for now.

©Lynne Goldsmith, 2019

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