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​Deliverance

This song is by Earth Crisis and appears on the album Destroy the Machines (1995).

From birth an existence of agony begins
That ends with execution
Intentionally infected
With diseases to then try to find cures for humans
Fractured skulls, broken bones, scalded flesh and blinded eyes
For medical research and cosmetic testing animals suffer and die
Walls conceal the tortured victims of vivisection
Nothing of value can be gained for science or medicine

When the price is a helpless animal's life

An animal becomes a subject
Their pain a mere reaction
Harmless testing alternatives ignored
They refuse to end their profit system
The suffering benefits mankind
The excuse for demented scientists
Whose brutalization of the innocent denigrates humanity's existence

When education and peaceful protest can't bring their liberation
The strategy for their rescue changes to militant intervention
Every action has an impact
Every life saved is a victory
The truth known by the caring few
Who wage guerilla warfare to end this atrocity
Severed locks, doors wrenched from hinges
The animals' deliverance from torment and captivity
Vivisectionists dragged into the street and shot
As flames engulf the laboratory
Justice's hammer falls again and again until it ends
When the price is a helpless animal's life