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15th World Vegetarian Congress 1957
Delhi/Bombay/Madras/Calcutta, India


TRUE LOVE
JULIE CHANLER

The Meat-Eater Speaks

I love animals!
The cat in my arms,
And the dog at my side,
The bird on the wing
And the horse on the ride.
The frolicsome squirrel
That sits in the tree,
And the colourful fish
That inhabit the sea.
I love animals !

I love animals !
The beef in the broth
And the veal in the hash,
The ham in the sandwich,
The mutton goulash.
The crab mayonnaise
And the partridge on toast,
And anything suited
To grill, fry, or roast.
I love animals !

The Cannibal Speaks

I love children!
The ones that can toddle
And those that can dance,
The older ones able
To handle the lance.
The girls in the huts,
And the boys on the lea,
And the smallest of all
That I rock on my knee.
I love children!

I love children!
Rump Steak Adolescent,
Spare Ribs Hottentot,
Croquettes Africaine,
Served spicy and hot.
A ten year old shoulder
Each hostess will prize,
But the thigh of a baby
Brings tears to my eyes.
I love children !

(New History)