We are sick of war, we don’t want to fight, And yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead!

Gorge Upon The Dead "Pastel" by Tim Oliphant


Living Graves

~ George Bernard Shaw (1856~1950)

 We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like men, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.
We’re sick of war, we do not want to fight –
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread,
And yet – we gorge ourselves upon the dead.

Like carrion crows we live and feed on meat,
Regardless of the suffering and the pain
we cause by doing so, if thus we treat
defenceless animals for sport or gain,
how can we hope in this world to attain,
the PEACE we say we are so anxious for.
We pray for it o’er hecatombs of slain,
to God, while outraging the moral law,
thus cruelty begets its offspring — WAR.


Shaw became a strict vegetarian in 1881 for the remainder of his life. He was vehemently opposed to vivisection, and all cruel sports.


“Human beings are the only animals of which

I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.”

~ George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (Strict Vegetarian)

Pastel Image by Tim Oliphant


About Vegan Zeitgeist

Learning and sharing all things Vegan 4 LIFE! My passion (practice) is Veganism ~ Ahimsa (non-violence) so ALL may Live! (: Ⓥ :) We Are Human Animals Evolving ~ Therefore We Are Vegan! Life to ALL All-Ways! Lain

Posted on May 30, 2012, in VZ Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love your blog and what you’ve been doing! I’d love reading posts about hthleay recipes, your outfits, and where you go in San Francisco (restaurants/shops/things to do). I just got back from a long weekend in San Francisco and had a great time so I love reading about the city.

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