“Betrayed So Kindly”

(Animal Rights Poem By Paul Schulman)


I’ll have the quarters

You’ll have the ribs

Television is blaring

Laughter and sharing


Traditions, old

Not all remain

Chosen convenience

Of humans’ reign



Ripping quickly

Fins and feathers

Birthdays, holidays

All together


Taken humanely

Air escaping

Loved so dearly

Betrayed so kindly


*This short poem, which I entitled, “Betrayed So Kindly,” represents the cognitive dissonance whereby many people fail to acknowledge the sentience of living beings used for food, clothing, and other products, which come from animals… All in the name of tradition and what is convenient for their taste buds.

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I began this website as a way to showcase that going vegan is easy, cost-effective, delicious, and most importantly, fun. No animal has to suffer or die for a meal. Since the age of four, I have not eaten meat. I learned at a young age that the family puppy shared the same types of emotions as wild animals and farm animals. I never thought that it was okay to exploit them. Twelve years ago, I gave up cheese, not knowing the suffering through which cows had gone. I am dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, animal advocacy, and in furthering the social justice movements for all people, animals, and the planet. I am pleased to announce that since this blog began in 2014, there are many more vegan businesses from restaurants, a fully vegan shopping center, a school that only serves vegan food, and a vegan medical center. Although I have no affiliation with them, I feel that it is noteworthy to say that the movement is growing, and I hope to see the property status of animals one day change to acknowledge them as "persons," not things.

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