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Cross-posting appreciated: "The Children of Pan"

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  • chowlover44622
    Message 1 of 1 , May 5, 2002
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "THE TIERGARTEN SANCTUARY TRUST"
      > <jwillis@...>
      > Sent: Sunday, May 05, 2002 1:38 PM
      > Subject: Cross-posting appreciated: "The Children of
      > Pan"
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      >
      > > THE CHILDREN OF PAN
      > > Copyright Jim Willis 2002
      > > http://www.crean.com/jimwillis
      > >
      > > The children of a lesser god,
      > > live lives encased in steel,
      > > they sign, but no one sees them,
      > > they cry, but no one hears.
      > > Some are mocked in costume,
      > > some imprisoned as pets,
      > > and many receive viral injections,
      > > as Man observes lethal effects.
      > > Their cages they may rattle,
      > > but all to no avail,
      > > their captors lack compassion,
      > > and none will post their bail.
      > > Their punishment a lifespan,
      > > approaching human years,
      > > Their crime a humanoid form,
      > > with human toddlers their peers.
      > > They feel, they think, they suffer,
      > > for reasons they don't understand,
      > > or was it just fortune's folly,
      > > being born the closest cousin of Man?
      > > They dream of a life unfettered,
      > > of trees and hugs and games,
      > > they'd plead their case if possible,
      > > these symbols of human shame.
      > > How long will their sentence continue,
      > > while behind closed doors they're kept?
      > > Is it any wonder in Olympus's halls,
      > > their benevolent god Pan wept?
      > >
      > > *****
      > > Dedicated to the thousands of chimpanzees and
      > non-human primates
      > > imprisoned by humans, exploited, forced to live
      > lives of servitude, and
      > > tortured in laboratories. Many of us weep with you
      > and plead for your
      > > freedom.
      > > For more information, please see:
      > > The Jane Goodall Institute:
      > http://www.janegoodall.org/
      > > and links from the Chimpanzee and Human
      > Communication Institute:
      > > http://www.cwu.edu/~cwuchci/chci_links.html
      > > Recommended reading: "Rattling the Cage" by Steven
      > Wise.
      > > *****
      > >
      >
      >
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