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  Our Savagery Continues
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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“Until we stop harming other creatures,

We are all savages.”


Thomas Jefferson




My heart breaks these days

From all the savagery I see

Jefferson’s words ring so true

I am ashamed of my humanity


35 Below Zero in British Columbia

This bitterly cold and savage night

A muffled cry from a cardboard box

A dying creature consumed by fright


One compassionate woman opens it up

To find a tiny, terrified, Yorkie pup inside

The dog’s mouth has been ‘rubber banded’

The horror she sees, makes the woman cry


The smell of rotting flesh, is so horrendous

She doesn’t believe this puppy will survive

But she calls a pet rescue group in Canada

And today, tiny little ‘Star’ is miraculously alive


After a lot of medical care and needed surgery

Rescued Star has been adopted by this woman

Today, this tortured, tossed out in the cold, canine

Is now finally loved, her abysmal misery, is at an end


Please support the pet rescue groups, in your own area

Please consider adopting one of the creatures we abuse

Please help us, to save yet one more innocent life, today

With every one saved, a bit more of our savagery, we lose



©2012, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/19/2012
poor little one--yet so lucky in the end
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 3/16/2012
A little star now shinning bright!!!
Thanks to a woman who really cares!!!!

Lady Vivian

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/16/2012
This makes me stomach sick!!!! What the #*%% is wrong with humanity!!!! So glad little Star is home at last....

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 3/14/2012
That is so sad, Ed! Very sad but so wonderfully written!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/13/2012
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/13/2012
Anybody who does this ought to have the same thing done to them! Fair is fair (and life certainly wasn't fair to this poor hapless puppy)! Heartshattering write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/13/2012
"Star" a sweet Yorkie pup..God bless the lady
who found her. Cruelty to the innocent is depluring.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/13/2012
How do you reach people like that, or are they worth reaching, fifty percent maybe, none of us is innocent, but creatures all are, they don't do things with intend to harm others for just the sake, of being miserable dispicable, and downright mean and hateful. Yet if I caught someone like that, would my prayers still hold me, not to do the same to them, for becoming like them, I wonder? Bless ya Ed!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/13/2012
Why would anyone want to put a rubber band around a dogs snout...thats just plain mean & disgusting...better to put duct tape over that persons mouth...e
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 3/13/2012
What can I say - I am so ashamed to be of the same species as these people.

I was complaining about the rough handling of my goats by my vet - Then I read this. It certainly puts things into perspective.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/13/2012
So very sad to know there are such cruel people out there.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/13/2012
ghandi was right

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