they dont have screams.Mature

and we are humans.
i heard about this and didn't know whether i should cry or throw up from the shock.
i'm not a fancy environmentalist and don't know a single thing about anything having to do with animal rights, but when my sister told me about this, i could hardly speak for a few minutes after. people who harvest snake and alligator skins strip them of their skins, but they can survive for up to days afterwards. they lie there, writhing in pain, but there's no relief.
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they dont have screams.

we tear them apart
rip their skins from their bodies
wear em around on our purses
throw their skinless bodies aside

and they writhe and they suffer
and they stretch their jaws open to
vocalize their pain
but they cant scream
they dont have screams.

we think we are kind,
compassionate creatures
but we use their bodies as furniture
after we rip their skins from their bodies

and they lie in the ditch for days
skin ripped from their bodies

but they cant scream
because they dont have screams.

all we harvest are their skins,
because they dont have screams.

they dont have screams.

so lets wear em around town
showing off our snake and alligator skins to people
spend our money on this travesty
- theyre just animals, who cares? - 
and we dont hear their cries agony, because
they dont have screams.

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