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Animal Rights Poetry By Lynne Goldsmith

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

Nose Spike or Separation of Calf from Mother
By Lynne Goldsmith

Which is better?
A nose ring or separation?

The spikes that hurt,
the cow that kicks
the ring that pokes,
the udder damage.

Not to mention
baby wanting mama
when ripped away within 24 hours.
Mother, too, crying.

We steal their milk,
steal their lives,
females as cash cows,
males to be killed.

So which is better:
spiked ring or separation?
No trapped cow answer.

ŠLynne Goldsmith, 2022

spiked nose ring

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