I dare you.
But I can't fool you.
My children will starve
And be excited to see trees
At the rate
That everything is disappearing.
Prepare for fishless oceans
And a nonexistent ozone.
We'll need to make our own oxygen
And only will be known
For destroying a place that once supplied
Enough life for fewer to die
In third worlds of starvation.
But if enough food is grown
To feed ten billion,
Why isn't there enough for the existing seven?
If the world does
And listens to the dares,
Then what's the point of caring
Once the grasslands go bare?
Because obesity has never been higher,
And never have stomachs been emptier.
Eating your meat takes at least fifteen more acres
Than it takes for the plant eaters.
Industrialization, while it makes
Everything feel easier,
Once all resources we take,
Life will meet every barrier
Or even slightly forward strive.
I've already decided
That my children will be adopted
Because of the way the world is breaking
Because an okay life should belong to someone.
Okay lives will be the only ones
That will exist after this,
Better than homelessness,
And no one will have bliss.
Okay is all I can attempt to promise,
And I know I will struggle with this.
But all because we must eat our cows,
Send the food grown in Africa to FEED OUR FOOD
While they eat nothing,
Because we must eat our pigs, our fish, our chicken,
We will all be left with nothing.
We eat meat to be as strong as an ox,
Yet the mighty ox eats
And I learned at science camp
That the only way we survive
Is by eating plants.
As the cows eat the grass
All the energy they keep.
But when we eat the bright eyed cow,
Ten percent is all we receive.
We don't need the animals to be in our stomachs,
Because we survive when our bodies are without flummoux.
And do not attempt
To bring up animals need meat.
The ones that actually do have much sharper teeth.
And many plant eaters are with teeth sharper than ours,
And if we're really meant to eat meat,
Why must it be charred?
Why must we beware salmonella of chicken and egg?
Because wild animals would never eat it that way.
They eat it raw, how it's meant to be eated
If you have the right digestive system.
So we eat our meat when we don't really need it,
And maybe it tastes good, but only if it's seasoned.
But to most of us it's worth it
Even if it does more than half
The damage to our ecosystem
Than plastic bags,
The industrial pollution.
If we want to survive
There is only one solution.
Turn around and halt the animal industry.
I promise you can still enjoy
A good chocolate chip cookie.
Cooking is a fantastic revision.
It brings us flavors that we could never fathom.
But we don't need to be scared
Of eating our potatoes raw"
They don't make us sick,
Keep longer than meat,
And saved the Irish from famine and awe-
Every scientist knows that it's true,
And doctors don't know better than to lie to you.
I eat the way I eat for more than just ethics,
But because my kids will suffer
Unless we all change our methods.
We must start the change now
And vote with our dollars.
The only way to keep the future
Is to give up animal slaughter.
And if you don't believe me, you'll see"
You're killing your own future families.
I know humans are far from the best,
But I think we can earn a chance.
If we deserve survival, then we'll do what's right,
And more and more people will change overnight.
Please, don't kill my family
Because you like the taste of flesh,
Or else it will be
You treat your fellow human as less.