Invisible Voices

a voice for the voiceless

Surreal reality

surreal cow

Just because science can, should it? Not a new question, of course, but really. Cloned meat? “I’d like my meat with 10x the cruelty and devaluation of another’s life, please!” And the news focuses on the health concerns.

I’ll be writing a letter once I’ve had a chance to go through at least some of the 678 page document the federal government will see fit to ignore in favor of agribusiness. It just seems like people are missing the point.

Artist: Conflict
Song: Meat Means Murder

The factory’s still churning out, all processed packed and neat
An obscure butchered substance and the label reads “meat”
Hidden behind false names such as pork, ham, veal and beef
An eye’s an eye; a life’s a life, the now forgotten belief
Yet everyday production lines are feeding out this farce
Just to end up on your table, then shit out of your ass

Yet, still you’re queuing, and still you’re viewing
Sawing out limbs just right for stewing
Carcasses piled up in a heap
Sort juicy chunks from freezers deep
Well can’t you see that juice is blood
From newborn throats, red rivers flood
Blood from the young hearts, blood from the veins
Your blood, their blood, serves the same

Now you’re at the table, sitting, grinning
Sitting there eating, you never realize the filling
It’s served upon a sterile plate, you don’t think of the killing
The furthest your brain takes you “Is it for frying or for grilling?”
You moan about the seal cull, about the whale slaughter
But does it really matter whether it lives on land or water
You’ve never had a fur coat; you think it’s cruel to the mink
Well, how about the cow, pig, sheep; don’t they make you think
Since the day that you were born, you’ve never been told the missing link


2 responses to “Surreal reality

  1. cja January 2, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    you keep getting these pictures with the tongues sticking out! :p
    i like the blueish tint to the other one!

  2. Deb January 2, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    What can I say, I bring out the goofy in these guys. They’re like 10 year old boys – they see the camera, and they stick their tongue out! 😀

    Thanks on the blueish tint – simple as messing with the saturation. 🙂

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