For Marc Ching and the Yulin Animals

‘American activist Marc Ching risks his well-being to save dogs from the Yulin dog meat festival in China.
About 10,000 dogs are expected to be killed during the controversial event which started this Tuesday.’
I will not place an image because I am too considerate, and do not want to upset anyone – a huge part of me really wants to.  The news is out there if we wish to find it. Thanks to the tireless risks taken in his selfless endeavours, the numbers are slowly reducing… this year.

 

Yulin

on the inside they weep because
outside we cannot hear
on the inside they hurt because
outside we’re strangling them with gripping wire
on the inside they are petrified because
outside we don’t care about menus of ancient tradition
on the inside they are suffocating because
outside they stack wooden crates and metal cages, piled on top of death
on the inside a broken paw is nothing because…

…to those on the outside, waiting for food to cook,
it makes less work.