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Feed your pets to the kiddies

after Philip Larkin

 

When Thumper draws his final breath

Will you prepare a rabbit stew?

Should Rover bark himself to death

Would you make Rover Vindaloo?

 

Pete the Pig would make you laugh

If he was pet not bacon.

He’d pose with you for photographs

Despite the lives you’ve taken.

 

Just to exist is hard enough,

Whether eating beings is right or wrong.

So fill your face with other stuff -

None of us are here for long.