This made me smile, and so i thought i should share….



Vegetarians are cruel unthinking people.
Everybody knows that a carrot screams when grated.
That a peach bleeds when torn apart.
Do you believe an orange insensitive
To thumbs gouging out its flesh?
Those tomatoes spill their brains painlessly,
Potatoes skinned alive and boiled,
The soil’s little lobsters.
Don’t tell me it doesn’t hurt
When peas are ripped from their overcoats,
The hide flayed off sprouts,
Cabbage shredded, onions beheaded.
Throw in the trowel and lay down the hoe.
Mow no more.
Let my people go!

– Roger McGough


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