TO KILL A WHALE
by Gerean Pflug
Diesel powered ships
fueled by money, greed
and humans paid to crew
hunger to kill for pay
mega sized pointy spears
of monolith resistant steel
built-in hooks with jagged edges
spools of ropes and cording
cannon powered violent action
heartless slaughter intended
body piercing harpoon style
into ideal depth of the flesh
nylon cords extend
tight and quick is what it takes
to pull the pin of delivery
grenade ladened weaponry
detonation of their payload
obliteration of the body
agonizing screams of pain
a futile fight to survive
the slow death lasts
up to a half hour or more
while hanging on to threads of life
the shots and injuries continue
empathy non existent
at last the lower jaw relaxes
flippers cease to paddle
active motion slows
flotation no longer possible
the sink begins
once innocent, sentient, living beings
majestic royalty of the seas of an entire planet
now spirits passed on to the ‘nother places
lifeless, nameless, mammoth bodies
hauled by ropes
attached to arms of men
through life blood thickened waters
ultimate bounty is declared
liquid assets pending
cash prizes collected
to meat markets hidden
behind signs that proclaim
“It is finished.”
in the name of scientific research.
Written by: Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits, all rights reserved
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Japanese whaling ships
under the guise of scientific research
slaughter hundreds upon hundreds of endangered whales each year.
They kill the planet’s wildlife in protected whale sanctuaries.
This is not only illegal, it is immoral.
The suffering inflicted upon the whales is unspeakable.
We suffer as equals.
Blessings on those who out of empathy and compassion
give voice to living beings who cannot speak for themselves.
Blessings on International Heroes:
Captain Paul Watson,
the crew and volunteers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
and every individual of the international community
who take action in support of their work.
NOTE: The above writing is inspired by the work of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Follow The Sea Shepherd on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/TheAnimalSpirits?ref=hl#!/seashepherdconservationsociety?fref=ts
Additional Resource: “The Inner Lives of Whales” ~ Society for the Advancement of Animal Wellbeing
I do hope one day the compassionate voices will be in the majority.
Reblogged this on MisBehaved Woman and commented:
When will stop being so damn careless with our world and all of the creatures we share it with?
I just had the opportunity to play with the Dolphins and this piece makes me cry. We must stop the killing of our wild animals. I kissed a dolphin named Jill and the connection between us was so strong. She was like me, personality, loving to visit the people who were there. I felt my soul touch hers.
We ARE connected by spirit to the animal species. There are varying degrees of denial about this from the human species. Yet, example after example throughout all of time proves differently. We feel. They feel. We suffer. They suffer. We suffer as equals. Blessings! ~Gerean
Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
I can personally attest to the fact that they are loving, beautiful beings. Whales are also mammals and feel like we do. We must stop murduring our wild animals and fellow mammals.
Sigh. This makes me very sad. Senseless humans inflicting senseless pain upon other feeling beings. Sigh.
We can make a difference. Every click, share, comment, blog post, reblog, facebook entry, tweet, petition signed, letter written, phone call placed, donation made … raises public awareness and influences compassion among those who may be uneducated or indifferent. Volunteers who take action on the front lines are in need of support. If the world governments cannot/will not protect the planet, we must do it as individuals. Thank you for your presence on this page. Many Blessings! ~Gerean
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will spread the word through my blog and social media.
Please stop whaling. Whales are intellegent beings we wld learn more from studying their behaviour. If you keep killing them you may distroy the livly hood of the species as they only mate at ceryain times of the year at certain places they only have one young and nurse them for up to five yrs so it dosr nott give much leaway for threat on the species…stop lying and grow up…orthe sea shepard will take you for all yove got
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To Kill A Whale, Gerean, you have captured this with words that seem given by the whales themselves; Lovely in its expression, tragic in its reality, and so very terribly sad.
It is so meaningful to me when another person of deep soul, lines up with what I send out and reflects is back to me. Thank you so much for investing your time to not only read, but to FEEL the message WITH me from the Spirit places. I am convinced that you are a kindred Spirit.
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