We share the Earth with beautiful creatures People and animals of all kinds, in all areas of the world. We differ in appearance…but share a common problem: We are slaves to abuse and cruelty.   Though many souls are kind and pure Evil shadows them. We often say we care enough But efforts cease to follow.   Domestically, all fit the bill Held against their will, at any costs People and animals treated as property, with no choice… Cruelty and Abuse. The acts of slavery.   We must shine a light on slavery. No human should be treated as less than equal No animal should be physically harmed No creature should be starved or forced to struggle All should be free.   Many who harm one another have harmed animals Noticing one can help prevent the other If you stand up, you can be a hero No one else needs to suffer.   Evaluate the situation that stands before you The more you learn, the more you can help Let others know, so you can save another. Less slavery in our world.   © Shenita Etwaroo

For decades you’ve used our bodies as your pincushionPoking, prodding, cutting, and killing.Forcing us to be your experimental subjectsScraping, shocking, drugging, and drilling.Locking us up in meager dwellingsFilthy, restrictive, desolate, and cramped.Filling me with toxins, chemicals, and poisonsUpon my skin a brand is painfully stamped.My skin burns as you cover me with makeup and creams.My muscles ache with each electrical shock.My brain no longer functions as it shouldYou’ve carelessly destroyed my biological clock.You alter the very DNA that nature gave meI was not created for misery and imminent death.Are the answers to your scientific questionsReally worth taking my very last breath?Stop using me as your puppet, pincushion, and servantTreat me with kindness, compassion, and respectWith all the advances to technology these daysSurely you could find an alternative subject.   © Shenita Etwaroo