Domestic Dilemma


I dangle about this lofty chain
A position I reached through toil and pain
Though not my own I helplessly smirk
Fingers licked clean of the ill gotten gain


Be kind
to those
under rule

Draw a line
and decide

Friend or food?


There are more than 17,000 dog-meat farms in South Korea.


– Humane Society of the United States

True horror is to be born an animal in a man’s world.


Horrifying farm Animal Facts: Here


Crack the tail
To further knowledge
To higher pursuits
At the expense
Of the noble

We have forgotten the sacrifice


circa 3,500 BC: The domestication of animals, including goats, sheep, asses, cattle, pigs, horses, and dogs — combined with the invention of the wheel and the development of irrigation — has streamlined food production enough to allow a few people to engage in scholarly, spiritual, aesthetic, and economic pursuits.


Weekly Theme:
National Pet Month


20 thoughts on “Domestic Dilemma

    1. I see faces everywhere I go. In the ears of corn and bark of trees. Then other days I turn a blind eye and can not see them on my fellow man.
      I cut up animals every day and live in constant guilt. I need to change professions πŸ€£πŸ’š

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      1. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t have to, and I truly wish I didn’t have to.
        Who knows, one I might milk some money out of this writing nonsense and I can quit πŸ€£πŸ’š

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  1. I dunno… as a pig owner and a former dog owner I don’t think there’s much to pick between them for intelligence. And pigs are kept in terrible conditions in many places too. Certainly cruelty to animals is unacceptable, but I don’t think eating dog is otherwise less reasonable than eating pig.

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    1. I couldn’t agree more.
      I was playing on the widely spouted saying man’s best friend.
      Is it crossing a line to kill and eat your best friend?
      Who put the line there, why there, can it be changed, etc.
      Just a thought.

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      1. I wouldn’t eat my best fried. She’d be too stringy. But with the panic buying last year and meat shortages we talked about which kid we’d eat first – the chunkiest one, or the most annoying one?

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      2. Tell me you discussed this openly with the kids present. I would love to see their horrified faces.
        Although, I doubt you could sleep in a house with people you had just discussed eating.
        I’m thinking this could be a great movie. Wolf creek, meets picnic at hanging rock, with a but of cannibalism thrown in.
        Wilson’s Creek πŸ’€

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