Thank you for the beautiful verses by a great man, Bubbabuddhist. They reminded me a bit of a passage in the Pali Canon:
"And then the king, the lord of warriors, induced by the brahmins, had many hundreds of thousands of cows killed in a sacrifice.
"Not by their feet, nor by their horns, nor by anything else had the cows harmed anyone. They were like sheep, meek, giving pails of milk. Nevertheless, the king, seizing them by the horns, had them killed with a knife...
"This injustice of using violence has come down to us as an ancient practice. Innocent cows are killed; the sacrificers fall away from justice."
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.
Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.
Dhammapada v. 183/14.5