Taking Heed
By Daniel North
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.

Taking Heed
By Daniel North

Let us silence the sound of pain 
The cries, the gun shots, that's heard under the claret rain 
What gives man the right to encroach on their world? 
And why does he always interfere with nature, for pointless gain?

Always taking more than he ever needs 
Innocent seals becoming scapegoats for these drag trawlers of greed 
Listen - carers of the sea's wildlife, will never give up the fight 
So maybe everyone else should learn to take heed.

Money of the taxpayer is spent on this madness instead for good 
Life on the east coast, being bludgeoned by clubs of wood 
In a unregulated mass slaughter and it's toll is still rising 
Whilst we look over the howling bodies of the harp seal and hood.

Why canít they realise the importance of the sea 
We need to tell the government that this is the 21st century 
Instead of wasting another part of mother natures splendour 
And stop this hunt forever, so that they can be truly free.

© Daniel North

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