A poem by Gregory, aged 14 and 1/4 – Animal cruelty


Gregory had to write a poem about cruelty to animals. The poem had to be written in rhyming verse and could not exceed eight lines in length. This is what he came up with:

Animals are treated in a horrible way,

Their hide becomes clothes we wear all day.

This is one of the things people don’t know,

Another, the hormones they are fed to grow.


Cows are forced to walk in the blistering heat,

And are not given water or a bite to eat.

What I’ve mentioned is the animals plight,

Now we all need to stand up and fight.


Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town (coming soon)


64 thoughts on “A poem by Gregory, aged 14 and 1/4 – Animal cruelty

  1. Although I heartily agree with the emotional sentiment of this rather astonishing poem, unfortunately, because I stubbornly refuse to give up my carnivorous diet, I remain numbered among the most dreadful of hypocrites.

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    1. I don’t think eating meat and being cruel to animals is the same thing at all. Humans are omnivores so it is natural for us to eat meat. It is not natural, however, for chickens to live in batteries with forced days and nights.

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  2. Great sentiments well expressed in a mature style. Congrats to you son- tell him I think you have a future best selling author on your hands there Robbie!

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  3. Gregory is a boy after my own heart. I’ve been an animal rights activist all of my life and found this poem so compelling. Kudos Gregory! The world needs more people like you. Thank you for sharing, Robbie ♥

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