Jenny MoxhamStealing Is A Crime
By Jenny Moxham
An Animal Rights Poem from

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.

Stealing Is A Crime
By Jenny Moxham

To steal from others is a crime,
That's what we always say,
But do we always live by
What we say.

Although we say it's never right
To take what isn't ours,
We steal from other creatures
Every day.

We steal the eggs from chickens
And we steal the wool from sheep,
We steal the milk from grieving
Mother cows.

We steal the fur from foxes,
From beavers and racoons,
And we steal the baby pigs from
Mother sows.

We rob the ducks of feathers
And we rob the geese of down,
We steal the honey
Bees have stored in hives,

And last of all we steal the thing
All creatures treasure most,
We steal their dear and precious
Cherished lives.

In addition to this - and solely for the benefit of producers - animals are robbed of their horns(cattle) tails(pigs, dairy cows, sheep) beaks(chickens) testicles(calves, piglets) ovaries (cows) toes, snood, (turkeys) teeth (piglets) skin (sheep/mulesing). In factory farms they are robbed of fresh air, sunshine, comfort, space to exercise, health,(broilers) happiness and all vision of their beautiful world. Farmed females are robbed of their right to nurture their young and all farmed animals are robbed of freedom and a natural life.

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