If Triffids are sentient beings,
then we just shouldn’t tap them for oil,
they shouldn’t be captive,
or ignored with neglect;
but left free in herds all to roam,
treated with respect,
and with kindness,
and not tethered outside of your home.
For who could not love a Triffid,
with its exuberant, carefree attitude;
and it’s cruel to hurt their feelings,
more than that, it’s rude.
Okay, so they might sting you,
and drink from your body in time,
but a Triffid must do what a Triffid must do,
and it’s natural for them, not a crime.
So, loose the Triffid captives,
untie their tethers and let free,
a Triffid deserves to be able
to sup on its prey for its tea.