To thick beautiful coats of amoured hides,
Elephant, hippo, rhino & knobbled crocodile,
Of those who swim the depths of ocean tides,
Let´s all just stop & ponder them for a while.
Those of air, water, earth, marsupial & ovine,
Of velveteen & those of hair, fluff & fuzzy fur,
Feathered plume, talon, claw & hoofed bovine,
Don´t rob those that growl, sing & gently purr.
Coloured patchwork, patterns & rainbow plume,
Satins, silken wool & soft velvets they sport & wear,
Sheer gossamer lace of delicate sheen-like spume,
What right have we, you & me, to snatch rip & tear?
Feather boas, leather boots, coats & mole-skin belts,
Animal patterns & prints, ostrich, mink & shiny snake,
We shoot, trap & kill, taking their skins & lively pelts,
What right have we, to kill & all their coverings take?
Oh you of feathering frill, skin of silk & bejeweled…
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