You Set Me Free
You opened up the rainforest
And set me free.
You sent in the loggers
And released me.
Your hunters and merchants
Took me to distant lands
Your wet markets and butchers
Have blood on their hands.
Now I’m in your blood
I bet you are glad
You set me free.
Opher – 13.9.2020
Covid-19 – another pandemic set loose by our own stupidity.
We continue to open up the inaccessible regions.
We hunt and catch the poor creatures who live there.
We put them in cages and sell them in markets.
We ship them around the world in terrible conditions, all crammed together, starving, thirsty, terrified.
We keep them in insanitary conditions.
We take them to market and slaughter them.
Their blood is on our hands.
The wet markets release virus after virus – HIV, SARS, MERS, Swine Flu, Avian Flu. There has been a stream of them.
Are we going to all this terrible trade to continue?
I think it’s as bad as slavery!
How long is it before a virus is released that will wipe us all out?