Poems of the Week

Mutt Off The Menu?

by Jerome Betts

“The Chinese government has signalled an end
to the human consumption of dogs . . . between
10 and 20 million dogs are killed in China for
their meat annually, while Animals Asia puts
the figure for cats at around 4 million per year.”
The Guardian

Good news for the Peke and the chow
If not bullock, lamb, chicken, boar, sow.
Serving roast sides of Rover
May well soon be over . . .
But what about beasts that meow?