Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Bob Comis' Last Pig - Poem by Saiom Shriver

It bothered him
more and more
as he killed
two thousand pigs.

Now he grows
vegetables and
perhaps some day..
trees of fig

Topic(s) of this poem: animals

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Last Pig: interview with Bob Comis
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From the Times Union:

'Bob Comis sent more than 2,000 pigs to slaughter in 10 years as a pig farmer. He made a comfortable living and became a close observer of pig behavior. He grew increasingly disillusioned with the work and the suffering of the intelligent, sociable animals who followed him around and nuzzled at his jeans. He liked being around the pigs and gave many of them names, but eventually reached a tipping point where he could no longer defend the ethical implications of the slaughterhouse.'

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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