Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: animal rights


The Hawk Queen Bed 7:14pm

“This Little Piggy Went To Market —

He was killed humanely

This Little Piggy Stayed Home

He watched TV with The Dog

This Little Piggy Ate Roast Beef

He didn’t like what He saw on Food Inc

This Little Piggy Had None

He was vegetarian

And This Little Piggy Went Wee Wee Wee

All The Way Home —

peeing in His pants”


The Hawk Dining Room 9:45am

Last Night I stayed up

with Eliza to watch

a food production documentary

about the over-crowding

of chickens and cows

and pigs herded

into killing chambers

designed by humans to do just that —

having The Life

squeezed out

of half a dozen pigs

at a time —

 I got one hour of sleep

and My Daughter refused

to have coffee with me


My Cat Astro

I Love So Much

hissed at Me today

when I manhandled Him

onto My Lap

I’ve never heard Him hiss before —

I will never treat Him

so brusquely again

I might get a tattoo


on My Forehead —

of course I want The Cows to be happy

& The Rancher’s Mink to be beautiful

handled humanely

but We’ve got to have The Line

between Human

& Animal