Heather Leughmyer animal rightsNumber 968
By Heather Leughmyer
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

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.

Number 968
By Heather Leughmyer

Number 968 was born in July
Number 892 is nervous and shy

"Free to good home" was 843
Number 627 can no longer see

Number 585 scratches both ears
Number 417 has circled for years

Numbers 389 through 397
Were no longer needed
Now they're in heaven

Always tucking her tail
That's 213
Pain relief for 200
Remains to be seen

172 has lost so much weight
And tomorrow it's over
For 148

For 121 through 135
Tomorrow the test
That none will survive

Numbers 1 through 100
Have all been through hell
Behind each number now
Remains an empty cell

If consumers stopped the funding
It could just change a fate
It could just make a difference
For 9 hundred 68.

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