Buddhists and elephant abuse

Pageant seems to really be the order
Of the day
And elephants apparently
Are essential so they say
They dress them in regalia
And heavily chain their feet
And walk them on the concrete roads
In all that awful heat

They add the drums and cymbals
And crowds of people there
Imagine how a wild elephant feels
If they would only share
The harmfulness the hurtfulness
The unkindness and cruelty
How long would they cope with it
It is a travesty

These most majestic pachyderms
Maltreatment isnt right
Religion needs to wake up
It creates a blight
Animal rights they have none
Its a wretched life they lead
Lamentable and contemptible
Where internally they bleed

Chaining them is altogether abusive
They violate their freedom
Every day
Its just a form of exploitation
Typicsl of the buddhist nation
Manhandling Yes its torture in a way

That now in this day and age
We all should realise
Animals have rights
And we must see
An end to all this painfulness
And suffering
Such trials and tribulations
Shouldnt be

This monk who recently lost his life
To violence
Pushed about by an elephant we hear
They are being pushed about by mahouts
And sometimes they cant stand it
Which is clear

The wildness in an elephant is paramount
Despite the buddhists teachings
How they fail
Is forgetting that when hopelessness
Enters the equation
When the elephant’s made to go beyond the pale

That is when the elephant is dangerous
Intimidated by a mortal fright
Elephants have long memories
A factor to appreciate
And abusing them just can never be right

About Rex Tyler

I love animals. I enjoy writing poetry and delivering speeches.I like to mentor people who need help in preparing speeches and evaluations.I enjoy travel although it is much harder for me these days.I so enjoyed the Andes Mountains and Volcanoes and the Quichua people who live and thrive there.I have lots of friends around the world.
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