Please Don't Buy While Millions Die
By In Defense of Animals
An Animal Rights Poem from

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

Please Don't Buy While Millions Die
By In Defense of Animals

Millions of forgotten animals are sure to die,
Because too many people would rather buy. 
Despondent and lonely they patiently wait; 
Each day that passes may be too late. 
Our pounds and shelters are filled to the brim 
If not adopted soon the outcome is grim.

Our pet stores are filled with puppies and kittens 
One look in their eyes and consumers are smitten. 
Treated as crops they are shipped to and fro 
From breeders to brokers to pet stores they go. 
Their parents suffer untold misery and despair 
Could it be because the public doesn't care?

Breeding animals suffer in small cages forever
Our "best friends" reduced to a business endeavor.
Living conditions never meet basic needs,
Prisoners of an industry driven by greed.
Avoid the pet store and "impulse buy"
Adopt instead, so homeless animals won't die.

Be a guardian, not an "owner"!
To learn more contact 
In Defense of Animals 415.448.0048

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