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Filthy wages

Filthy wages

Mans best friend so loyal and keen, they aim to please but whats not seen....

Is the BRUTALITY behind the selling of meat,
Taken from homes or off the street.

Rammed into trucks and sent away, sneakily stolen before the day.

The fear and pain behind those eyes, cannot be justified for financial prize.

Horrifically TORTURED and packed into cages, savagely MURDERED for filthy wages.

Mans best friend is in need of saviour, as screams are echoed due to this behaviour.

They show no remorse behind each chop!
It's happening! It's suffering! and it needs to STOP!!

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Great awareness write, Rachel.  I only thought they did this in China..but it is heartbreaking for this to happen anywhere.  Dogs are pets, not food.  Even the Bible in God's words says not to eat animals with paws (Leviticus 11), only animals with split hooves and chew the cud!  He created dogs to be our friends.  So sad.  Thanks for sharing.  Cruelty to animals is never okay.  xo ;)

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Marion Price

Hi Cherie, I hope you don't mind me commenting here but it happens right across Asia...China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia etc and many of the products sold in the west are made out of the skins and furs of these tortured terrified animals and deliberately mislabelled. So very heartbreaking 😥😥

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Rachel Lewis

Thank you so much, that really means a lot to me. X

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Rachel Lewis

Thank you cherie x.
It is heartbreaking and i agree 100% it is not ok. 
Xx

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Richard Waters

I think, you should have the freedom to DECIDE, what you want to do. But, there are " RULES ", to keeping " mutts ", as well as " pedigrees ", you know. You have to " TREAT " life, properly. Wherever it may be. And, whatever it may be doing.
There has to be " respect ", to some degree, of all " living things " ! Otherwise where would be ? But, we have to survive, you know. Souls, should have the " RIGHT " to eat what they want. It is their freedom.
You, do not, have to " stir " the " melting pot " to hinder consumption, WITHIN an " alternative culture " !! See, the truth of the matter.
FREEDOM, OF " CHOICE " !!
FREEDOM, OF " MOVEMENT " !!
FREEDOM, OF " SPEAKING " for, the " interest " you prefer.
Thanks for, a " capable " write. It, is good, and proper.
Well, I feel it, to be so.
WHAT, IS RIGHT....WILL ALWAYS, BE SO. :) :) And, all should agree. Should, they not ? You, should never inflict " unnecessary " suffering, on wretched creatures. Without, the soul, to guide, them.
TAKE CARE. YOU, " MANIPULATOR ".....OF " EMOTION " !!!
xxx 

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Rachel Lewis

Thank you for leaving a comment Richard....I have read this a few times and im not really sure how it was meant....I apologise if I offended you, however I was writing about the brutality behind the act.

I do appreciate your thoughts. X

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John Astley

A passionate statement Rachel, well delivered. I've written a number of poems about our canine friends - both funny and sad based on my life experiences. And it is so upsetting to imagine such cruelty.

Well written

John x

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donald lewis

your your words about to eyes looking into their eyes how tragic they just want to be loved we all want to be loved and belongs somewhere thank you I say this with tears in my eyes

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Rachel Lewis

I am overwhelmed that so many people have viewed this poem. Thank you very much for taking the time to read it. Much appreciated xx

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Marion Price

Hi Rachael it is lovely to read another awareness poem, I'm not sure if you are referring to the dog cat meat trade in Asia, I assume so. This is an issue that fills up my entire soul. So many seem to think we shouldn't get involved in other cultures and I say to them...go watch the footage of dogs hog tied and skinned alive and thrown into boiling water. No living being deserves to be treated with such callous indifference! No living being should be tortured especially a defenceless loving animal. Great awareness write 🌹🌹

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Neetha Y

Sad and heart breaking! If only more awareness is spread around human kind this can be stopped. Thanks for the write. 

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Rachel Lewis

Thank you for reading and commenting. Much appreciated xx

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