Biology Animals This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Biology AnimalsThe pig lies lifeless on the table,Pinned down to a dissection trayAs I watched this lifeless body get torn to threads,Piece by piece,Minute by minute ...The FEARThe HORRORI couldn't.I wouldn't.How could anyone?Any other animal would have been all right.Earthworms, grasshoppers I could have dealt withBut this, THIS, This?I just can't!Pigs, frogs, cows?The cruelty!I couldn't and I won't.When the animal actually looks like a living thing,I can't.True, they're already dead.But I can'tI simply can'tAnd I didn't and I never willWhat has this world come to when the killing and tearing apart of an animal has become aschool event!by Brette Aschenbrand, New City, NY


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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