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  • Writer's pictureLama Jigme Gyatso

Chewie and the Porgs - 23oct21

Harvey Diamond wrote,

“…put a baby in a crib

with an apple and a rabbit.

If he eats the rabbit

and plays with the apple

I’ll buy you a new car.”

We are each born pansexual vegans,

until society gets its hands on us.

Perhaps that is why human breast milk

tastes of cantaloupe.

As high functioning mammals

we are born for compassion and cooperation.

But there is absolutely nothing remotely empathetic

about paying a stranger

to exploit, torture and murder

cows, pigs, chickens or fish

just because we want a snack.

Everything with a brainstem

want’s only to live and not to die.

Every mammal wants only to love

and to be loved.

Chewbacca chose not to eat the Porgs

during his stay on Ahch-to.

Whether driven by love of planet, animals, or health;

we too could choose to eat vegan.

Let us conclude

with a simple

call to action

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