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The Animals

 

 

We are animals.

That’s what you call us. . .       all together, so as not to call our Genuses by name, and it’s not interesting to you.

 

You think of us as about the useful and harmful beings.

Useful ones can be eaten, harmful ones must be destroyed.

 

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Also, you have got livestock. . .

These are the ones you have subdued from birth to birth. . .

You want to eat them. . .      when they get bigger. . .

 

You don’t eat some of them – dogs, for example. . .

They live to serve you. . .

To help herd cattle or something. . .           The guards of your everything . . .            yard, house. . .

They are chained up for this – to be angrier. . .        the guards.

 

 

You think of dogs out loud as human friends. . .

Not out loud, you do not think about them at all, you do not know how. . .

 

And what would you think – ” … I’m at home, well-fed and warm, and my friend is hungry in the cold…      hid in a kennel…        Sometimes he howls at night and rattles his chain…  

What a bastard…     I need to get up and beat him up properly to let me sleep…

He’s howling at the moon, such a bastard” .

 

A friend means. . .        he will give his life for you. . .                     Would you do the same for him?

 

You will put him to sleep when he’s old – that’s what you call his murder. . .

Well, so as not to suffer. . .            and just. . .

 

 

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And we also have the Genuses and names.

Not the nicknames that you give us, but the real ones, our names. . .

You don’t know them – we’re nothing to you. . .    You can kill. . .      torment. . .         mock us in any way. . .                And you will get nothing for it. . .              you think so. . .

 

The worst thing is what you do to those you love, that is what you call it. . .

To pat them, to play with them while they are small and so silly. . .

Then you will betray them, too – those who have already been possessed by the souls of your unborn children     . . . betray them again, as you did once before they were born. . .

 

You will castrate them. . .

These are your future grandchildren who will be castrated, and all our pain and fear will return to you. . .       by their unwillingness to continue the genus. . .          your genus.

 

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Don’t believe about names?

What do you think we’d call each other?

 

 

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