Learning to Be a Dutiful Carnivore

By Jane Legge

Eat the creatures killed for sale,
But never pull the pussy’s tail.
Eat the flesh from “filthy hogs”
But never be unkind to dogs.
Grow up into double-think —
Kiss the hamster; skin the mink.
Never think of slaughter, dear,
That’s why animals are here.
They only come on earth to die,
So eat your meat, and don’t ask why.