What’s Better?
By Lance Landall
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.

What’s Better?
By Lance Landall

When God made all the creatures, He made them for humans to love,
And not for humans to slaughter, while He watched from up above.
For He is the Giver of Life, the Creator, our Maker,
Who’ll soon end sin’s deadly reign, and say — “No more!” — to the life-taker.

It’s just the devil who enjoys humanity’s killing spree,
Yes, it’s just Satan who enjoys all this taking of life we see,
Just Satan who enjoys watching blood flowing constantly,
Not the Giver of Life, whose own blood was spilt on Calvary.

No, when God made all the creatures, He intended that they live,
And to man, (you and I), the role of caretaker chose to give.
These creatures that He created, man was to love and protect,
And the sanctity of life was to uphold, foster, respect.

But sin, alias the devil — and later, man — spurned God’s will,
Hence all the slaughter that soon began; and is happening still.
Why? Because a return to Eden, in practice and principle,
here, appears to be what most do not find desirable.

What’s drawing you? The pre-Fall or post-Fall state?

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