I find myself in conflict with my growling belly and my gnashing teeth.I cannot separate the eyes and the soul.
I have looked into the face of too many animals.
I have looked with earnest.

some have died on my spear or needle,
some crushed in my hands,
my soul is stained.
I think of them whenever I eat meat.

I choose myself
I choose my selfishness.
to devour

I am the hunter

(in part for Fred C Schaffner)

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk, animal rights activist (b. 11 Jul 1949)

Ancilleno DavisFounder-BEINGS
(Bahamians Educated In Natural and Geospatial Sciences)
Director at Large – BirdsCaribbean
(formerly The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds)
www.birdscaribbean.org
Doctoral student- Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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