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Our Planet and Our Animals.
A Simpleton’s View.

Our Planet is a finite thing. A thing of finite size.
Our population has increased before our very eyes.
The numbers of our people might well vary, even yet.
Until our numbers start to drop, some things we can’t forget.

No scientist am I. The names of gases are not mine,
They do not trickle off my tongue. More likely there is wine
And other food and drink which I am fortunate to have,
Which leads, inevitably, to the matter of the lav.

In youth I was a farmer’s boy. One of my jobs was pigs,
And feeding them and keeping them in routine whirligig.
An older hand, in teaching me, said, “They just fart and snore”.
And what is said of them today has been said long before.

And likewise with the cattle. Even I’ve heard of methane,
As vented by the moo-cows in the meadow down the lane.
We keep them, ‘cos we eat them, all the cattle, pigs and sheep.
And now, if things get out of hand, they’ll all be put to sleep.

No more animals to share the planet where we live.
It is inevitable that there must be take and give,
In seeking how we balance out the assets that we have,
Or else the day will come when we no longer need the lav.

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A Simpleton’s View.

Our Planet is a finite thing. A thing of finite size......


Barry,..I was reminded of Carl Sagan's "Spaceship Earth"...He was anything but a 'simpleton'!

He was building on Buckminster Fuller's "The idea of the earth is as a mechanical vehicle that requires maintenance, and that if you do not keep it in good order it will cease to function.
 

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Many thanks, XP.

Each one of us has a different view. Most of us are looking at the same thing. A bit like the noon sight.

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OK, we will all become vegetarians. What are we going to eat? Heinz Beans! Double the population in another 100 years and the problem, the 'gas', will be worse than the era the cow!
 

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The cows are slaughterd for food. Healthy cows too. The humans will last even when they are in poor health and the gas problem is even worse!
 

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What about birth control, if we stopped the worlds population growing at it's present rate surely that would help the situation.............

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The 95 Year-old Rev Canon Robert Arthur Evans, MBE, MNM, of Liverpool Cathedral, Chaplain to Mersey Mission to Seafarers for almost Sixty years, (Canon Bob) today reports that he "Cannot lie awake and worry about cows farting."

This might - or might not - put matters more sharply into perspective.
 

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Apologies David - am still baffled!

But as to the redoubtable Canon Bob, it seems entirely possible that he might well have united a Mr & Mrs Selman during the course of his long career.

At a meeting of Liverpool Nautical Research Society some years ago, Canon Bob recited a poem about the nuptials of the Lighthouse Keeper at South Stack, Holyhead. The poem was written by my cousin Glyn Lloyd Evans - and contained several vulgar expressions - all of them vulgar only by implication and context ("Trimming his wick" etc). Canon Bob naturally gave full effect to the poem with his strong Welsh accent (albeit South Wales). The occasion was hilarious, as the Rev Canon kept a completely straight face, explaining to the audience that it was quite permissible for him to say vulgar things- provided only that he didn't understand them!
 

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Barrie,

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I was very hurtfully accused of occasional flatulence when I was at sea and on my wedding day a former shipmate sent the following "Hope wind abates before berthing." I wonder if everyone understood it?
 
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