How fierce are forest creatures with their fanged jaws,
How rapacious the raptors with hooked beaks and claws,
And carnivores are cruel for they crunch on their prey,
And vicious are the venomous jellyfish and ray!
Killing for food or in defense is the apppointed way
Of nature, through birth, growth and decay.
But large is the intellect of Man, his humanity unsurpassed,
For he’s evolved so far beyond his animal past–
He has invented torture racks and the deadly gun,
He inflicts pain for pleasure and kills for fun!