by Jenny Moxham
Animal Rights Poetry

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by Jenny Moxham

Doesn't time fly!
It's a phrase we use quite often
But for some this is a luxury unknown,
For some their lives are simply
So distressing and depressing
That for them the time has never ever flown.

For the sad and hapless creatures
Who are locked away in farm's,
With nothing to look forward to each day,
'Cept another day of boredom
And severe deprivation,
Time never flies in any single way.

They are feeling too dejected
For the time to ever fly,
They're bewildered, they're frustrated, they are sad,
They're cramped and stiff and sore
And each day they're hurting more,
And it's clear that some are even going mad.

So when next you use this phrase
Spare a thought for all these others,
For the piglets and their mothers and the broiler chicks and hens,
In a world so hard to bear,
Where a week is like a year,
As they languish and they suffer in their cages, sheds and pens.

450 million animals are factory farmed in Australia each year .
This is how they live -
Broiler hens:
Battery hens:

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