Its a Slaughter House

 Yesterday I was loved

 today I am crammed 

 crammed into a trailer

there are others here 

 others that were loved

 like I used to be

 I hear nickers and neighs

 I see a sign that says Mexico

 we arrive to a beat up building 

where it reeks of blood


Author's Notes/Comments: 

I couldnt finish it, I am very passionate about horses. I couldnt write about them dying. Over 100,000 horses every year are sent to slaughter houses... Its a terrible thing... This poem is about bringing awareness, most horses are super sweet and loved by a family. The family then sells them to an unknown home where they end up on the back of a trailer.

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Lambing Time

Animal Rights



Lambing time: Is it

spring birth
or the time of slaughter
when their souls leave earth


-saiom shriver-








Whether it's cows, pigs, sheep, deer, dogs, cats, or any other mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects or other... they are God created and holy creatures.  Picture is of a feedlot where enslaved animals are held before their final sadistic journey.


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Susan Sarandon: Please Don't Support The Barbaric Heifer Project



Heifer International separates terrorized baby animals from their mothers and environments to be shipped overseas to lives of suffering, slavery and slaughter.

Susan Sarandon: Don'...

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Susan Sarandon is a great lady, with tremendous courage, great talent,

and deep compassion. She has publicly opposed violent and illegal US wars
and barbaric state executions, has lent her name to many campaigns
to lift people from poverty.



This is a public request, Susan, that you end your tv and other
public service spots for Heifer International, a group which separates terrorized baby animals from their mothers and environments to be shipped overseas
to lives of slavery and slaughter. Heifer’s legal kidnapping puts prices on the ‘heads’ of these animals in the internet auction market. Heifer International
promotes the hunger you are trying to end by using acreage
for the least efficent ‘food’, the flesh of murdered animals. Meat and milk produce the fewest pounds of food per acre. Tree fruit produces the most, as many as 450,000 or more pounds per acre as compared to 100 to 1000 lbs an acre for cow cadavers.

Meat and dairy products cause cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, food poisoning, arthritis and many other lethal conditions. Animal flesh contains homocysteine, correlated to Alzheimer’s, uric acid which causes arthritis and kidney disease, animal fat which causes strokes and heart attacks, a number of carcinogens, etc. etc. Cattle and sheep ranchers and their subsidizing governments in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Argentina and many other countries, according to myriad sources including a UN environmental
group awarded a Nobel Prize, have increased the global
baking in summer and freezing in winter through the harmful
effects of grazing in prevent reforestation.

The African and Asian populations have lactose intolerance,
a natural state which is destroyed by eating or drinking
the milk, cheese, and eggs of captive animals. Cows’ milk
adds to obesity, since it is designed to make a small calf
into a 1000 pound animal in a few months.  Brucellosis is one of hundreds of diseases which can

be transmitted to humans through cows' milk. Mothers have bleeding teets from the milking machines.

Mucus drops directly into the milk. Antibiotic resistance is passed through cows' milk to humans.

Many videos of brutality to baby and adult animals are at

Disease hitting lambs

Abuse of Quebec calves

Baby calves abused in Vermont

Slaughter ship allowed to continue

Myriad Reasons To Stop Eating Animals

Blood Sweat and Tears: Ingredients In The Flesh Of Murdered Animals

Tree and vine fruits and nuts:: the world’s most efficent food

Daily Mail on animal abuse


A Poem by Wm Henry Davies:who died in 1940


When I was once in Baltimore
A man came up to me and cried,
“Come, I have eighteen hundred sheep,
And we will sail on Tuesday’s tide.

If you will sail with me, young man,
I’ll pay you fifty shillings down;
These eighteen hundred sheep I take
From Baltimore to Glasgow town.”

He paid me fifty shillings down,
I sailed with eighteen hundred sheep;
We soon had cleared the harbour’s mouth,
We soon were in the salt sea deep.

The first night we were out at sea
Those sheep were quiet in their mind;
The second night they cried with fear –
They smelt no pastures in the wind


They sniffed poor things for their green fields,
They cried so loud I could not sleep:
For fifty thousand shillings down
I would not sail again with sheep.

The following are directors of Heifer. Many of them are ignorant of the vegetarian or vegan histories of world religious leaders such as Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mahavira, and denomination founders such as John Wesley, Methodist, Ellen White, Seventh Day Adventist, General Bramwell Booth, Salvation Army, St Francis and many Catholic saints.

Francine Anthony, At-Large Director
Ben Cohen, North America Regional Director
Dr. Canagasaby Devendra, Asia Regional Director
Norman Doll, Chair, Heifer International Foundation
Dr. Sandra A. Godden, At-Large Director
Susan Grant, Vice Chair, At-Large Director
Don Hammond, Immediate Past Chair, At-Large Director
Johnson Nkuuhe, Africa Regional Director
George Petty, Vice Chair, Heifer International Foundation
Arlene Withers, Chair, At-Large Director
Jay A. Wittmeyer, Covenant Agency, Church of the Brethren
Pete Kappelman, At-Large Director
Nikolaus Hutter, At-Large Director
Jerry Jones, At-Large Director
Andrew Kang Bartlett, Covenant Agency, Presbyterian Hunger Program
Esther Cohen, Covenant Agency, Episcopal Relief and Development
Ashley Stone, At-Large Director
Dr. Eduardo Stein, At-Large Director

If you should happen to see Heifer ‘public service’ spots, please complain to the management of affiliates and the networks.

Please email this article to your network and the media.
See also:

-saiom shriver-




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The Great Shakespeare On Animal Rights.... revised today


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Shakespeare On Calves, Deer, Pigs, Horses, Rabbits Beetles, Flies, Bees, Animal Research, Hunting, Plant Consciousness Etc.
Henry VI Part II, act 3, scene 1, lines 202-220

Thou never didst them wrong, nor no man wrong;
and as the butcher takes away the calf,
and binds the wretch, and beats it when it strays,
bearing it to the bloody slaughter-house,
even so, remorseless, have they borne him hence;
and as the dam runs lowing up and down,
looking the way her harmless young one went,
and can do nought but wail her darling's loss.

Hamlet: It was a brute part of him to kill so capital a calf.
As you like it act 2, scene 1, lines 24-71
Duke s:. come, shall we go and kill us venison?
and yet it irks me, the poor dappled fools,
being native burghers of this desert city,
should in their own confines with forked heads
have their round haunches gor'd.
first lord. indeed, my lord,
the melancholy jaques grieves at that;
and, in that kind, swears you do more usurp
than doth your brother that hath banish'd you.
to-day my lord of amiens and myself
did steal behind him as he lay along
under an oak whose antique root peeps out
upon the brook that brawls along this wood;
to the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
that from the hunters' aim had ta'en a hurt,
did come to languish; and, indeed, my lord,
the wretched animal heav'd forth such groans
that their discharge did stretch his leathern coat
almost to bursting, and the big round tears
cours'd one another down his innocent nose
in piteous chase; and thus the hairy fool,
much marked of the melancholy jaques,
stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook,
augmenting it with tears.
duke s. but what said jaques?
did he not moralize this spectacle?
first lord. o, yes, into a thousand similes.
first, for his weeping into the needless stream;
'poor deer,' quoth he, 'thou mak'st a testament
as worldlings do, giving thy sum of more
to that which had too much: then, being there alone,
left and abandon'd of his velvet friends;
'tis right,' quoth he; 'thus misery doth part
the flux of company:' anon, a careless herd,
full of the pasture, jumps along by him
and never stays to greet him; 'ay,' quoth jaques,
'sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens;
'tis just the fashion; wherefore do you look
upon that poor and broken bankrupt there?'
thus most invectively he pierceth through
the body of the country, city, court, '
yea, and of this our life; swearing that we
are mere usurpers, tyrants, and what's worse,
to fright the animals and to kill them up
in their assign'd and native dwelling-place.
duke s. and did you leave him in this contemplation?
sec. lord. we did, my lord, weeping and commenting
upon the sobbing deer.


Twelfth Night; Or What You Will act 1, scene 3, line 46
i am a great eater of beef, and i believe that does harm to my wit.

Antony And Cleopatra: It is reported thou didst eat strange flesh, Which some
did die to look on
Henry V
Our grave like Turkish meat shall have a tongueless mouth.
Venus And Adonis:
What is thy body but a swallowing grave?
Thou didst eat strange flesh, which some did die to look on

Much Ado About Nothing:
A man loves meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his old age.

King Lear:  the charcter Kent says: "(he is)... A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats'


Romeo And Juliet: act 2 scene 2

i would have thee gone:
and yet no further than a wanton's bird;
who lets it hop a little from her hand,
like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves,
and with a silk thread plucks it back again,
so loving-jealous of his liberty.


Lady Macbeth:
Even the fragile wren, the smallest of birds, will fight against the owl when it
threatens her young .


Cymbeline act 1, scene 5, lines 7-32

I will try the forces
of these thy compounds on such creatures as
we count not worth the hanging,—but none human,—
to try the vigour of them and apply
allayments to their act, and by them gather
their several virtues and effects.
cor. your highness
shall from this practice but make hard your heart;
besides, the seeing these effects will be
both noisome and infectious.



King Lear:  Horses are tied by the heads; dogs and bears by the neck; monkeys by the loins, and man by the legs. When a man's over-lusty at legs, then he wears wooden nether stocks


How like a jade he stood, tied to the tree,
servilely master'd with a leathern rein!


Swine to gore,
whose tushes (tusks) never sheathed he whetteth still,
like to a mortal butcher bent to kill.

Venus And Adonis: The hunted hare...

And when thou hast on foot the purblind hare,
mark the poor wretch, to overshoot his troubles
how he outruns the wind and with what care
he cranks and crosses with a thousand doubles:
the many musets through the which he goes
are like a labyrinth to amaze his foes.

Sometime he runs among a flock of sheep,
to make the cunning hounds mistake their smell,
and sometime where earth-delving conies keep,
to stop the loud pursuers in their yell,
and sometime sorteth with a herd of deer:
danger deviseth shifts; wit waits on fear:

For there his smell with others being mingled,
the hot scent-snuffing hounds are driven to doubt,
ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled
with much ado the cold fault cleanly out;
then do they spend their mouths: echo replies,
as if another chase were in the skies.

By this, poor wat, far off upon a hill,
stands on his hinder legs with listening ear,
to harken if his foes pursue him still:
anon their loud alarums he doth hear;
and now his grief may be compared well
to one sore sick that hears the passing-bell.

Then shalt thou see the dew-bedabbled wretch
turn, and return, indenting with the way;
each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch,
each shadow makes him stop, each murmur stay:
for misery is trodden on by many,
and being low never relieved by any.

Lie quietly, and hear a little more;
nay, do not struggle, for thou shalt not rise:
to make thee hate the hunting of the boar,
unlike myself thou hear'st me moralize,
applying this to that, and so to so;
for love can comment upon every woe.

Puzzled wondering why
so many heads are hollow,
so many mean are walking beasts,
so much brutality blots the land,
such epidemics of violence,
such vertigos of sensuality
inoculate and intoxicate the race.


Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 4     Oh flesh, how art thou fishified!

King Lear Act 1 Scene One   I do profess... to eat no fish (the character Kent)


Measure For Measure , act 3, scene 11, lines 85-87 .

isab.…and the poor beetle, that we tread upon,
in corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
as when a giant dies.


Titus Andronicus: act 3, scene 2, lines 55-80

mar. at that that i have kill'd, my lord; a fly.
tit. out on thee, murderer! thou kill'st my heart;
mine eyes are cloy'd with view of tyranny:
a deed of death, done on the innocent,
becomes not titus' brother. get thee gone;
i see, thou art not for my company.
mar. alas! my lord, i have but kill'd a fly.
tit. but how if that fly had a father and a mother?
how would he hang his slender gilded wings
and buzz lamenting doings in the air!
poor harmless fly,
that, with his pretty buzzing melody,


Henry V Act 1

Obedience: for so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach
the act of order to a peopled kingdom. they have a king and officers of sorts;
where some, like magistrates, correct at home, others, like merchants, venture
trade abroad, others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, make boot upon the
summer's velvet buds, which pillage they with merry march bring home to the
tent-royal of their emperor; who, busied in his majesty, surveys the singing
masons building roofs of gold, the civil citizens kneading up the honey, the
poor mechanic porters crowding in their heavy burdens at his narrow gate, the
sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum, delivering o'er to executors pale the lazy
yawning drone


Shakespeare in Henry IV spoke of 'civil butchery'


As You Like It: Duke
Senior states:  “tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
/ sermons in stone, and good in everything” (2.1.16–17).

variations of these quotes can be seen at
and other forums.

-saiom shriver-

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Some of Shakespeare's plays are available free in audio form according to the



King Lear free and online


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Party Pinata





Mexican Pinata

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Hung low 

upon the strongest branch

of your oak tree,

I allowed my own slaughter,

our blindfolded children

you and that other woman

so kindly raised to master 

use of your verbal machetes, 

you spun them

'round and 'round with twisted truths,

cunningly directed them for many years,

by your pathetic, hopeless fears,

with skillful cowardice,

weilding their innocence

to carve the gashes just so,

slicing me open,

like a party pinata 

at a reunion,



and your sick family,

you always used to say

how much you hated being 

outnumbered by women 

growing up,

i hang lifeless now

in their eyes,

from the butchering,

the tree branches curved,

and the leaves withered,

and as my blood drips down 

to feed your roots,

 the only scintilla 

of honesty you seem to 

be able to muster from all those years,

 --that you have not changed at all,

and for myself, 

my once empty hand is full of

what is left,

--only compassion for you,

feeling what it must be like 

to be you,

and who i was 

long ago.


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