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Kindness To Animals
by [?]

The Bison, though he seems so grim,
Is very sensitive;
And when the children stare at him,
He wants to cease to live.

He hears them wonder why he’s there,
And why he can’t break through;
And why he has such funny hair,
And why he doesn’t moo.

At this, the suffering Buffalo
Can scarce restrain to weep;
Their caustic comments hurt him so,–
They haunt him in his sleep.

But, Grown-Up people, let me pray
You’ll not behave like this;
The Bison pet,–and, when you may,
Give him a friendly kiss.