If Everyone Was Vegan / by C-Section Comics


Livestock animals did suffer quite a lot of pain.
Conditions in those factory farms were actually insane.
The animals were crammed together into filthy sheds,
and didn’t get to feel the sunshine warm their little heads.

Jon was good of heart and couldn’t stand to see their ache,
the videos he saw had caused his gentle heart to break.
In their misery our Jon did not want to take part,
so Jon became a vegan, and did it with all his heart.

But one man turning vegan does not really change a thing,
so Jon tried talking to his friends in hope they’d follow him.
Most his friends liked eating meat, they didn’t want to stop.
He called them “carnivores” and almost blew off his own top.

So when Jon met the Genie he was genuinely glad
Finally a chance to make things good and fix the bad.
“You have one wish” said Genie and Jon told him with much glee:
“I wish that everyone was vegan, vegan just like me”.

“Granted” said the Genie, and this part was kinda neat:
Everyone immediately then stopped consuming meat.
No animal products, such as milk or eggs or wool.
To eat just rice and soy was suddenly considered cool.

As veganism spread to all the corners of the earth
Livestock animals lost all their economic worth
Farmers then stopped raising them, they too must make a living.
They opened the stockades and sobbed as animals were leaving.

Domesticated animals cannot live in the wild
and after they had been set free, all of them had died.
And so it happened that because of Jon’s extreme conviction
the animals he loved so much had suffered mass extinction.

A life of pain: better than death? Or is it maybe worse?
And can we put a stop to pain throughout the universe?
These questions are quite tough, I don’t have a real solution.
But a world with no meat eaters? I think it’s a delusion.

Animals are hurting, and it’s simple and it’s plain
that we must do the best we can to minimize their pain.
Free range farming feels to me like something rather smart.
It won’t solve everything. But it may be a humble start.

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Final note

I’m not an expert on this subject – so if you have a moment,
and you wish to speak your mind, just tweet to me your comment.

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More comics

Here’s a comic ’bout health aspects of consuming meat,
and here’s another wish whose outcome wasn’t very neat.