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The Oxen and the Butchers

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The Oxen and the Butchers

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The Oxen once sought to destroy the Butchers, who practiced a trade destructive to their race.

The Oxen assembled on a certain day to carry out their purpose, and sharpened their horns for the contest. But one of them who was exceedingly old (for many a field had he plowed) thus spoke:

“These Butchers, it is true, slaughter us, but they do so with skillful hands, and with no unnecessary pain. If we get rid of them, we shall fall into the hands of unskillful operators, and thus suffer a double death: for you may be assured, that though all the Butchers should perish, yet will people will always want beef.”

Moral: Do not be in a hurry to change one evil for another.

There are currently 4 suggested morals for “The Oxen and the Butchers”

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  1. 1 On October 7th, 2008, Anonymous said:

    i agree with that

  2. 2 On April 8th, 2011, guy said:

    beef is tasty even oxens have to admit it

  3. 3 On November 11th, 2011, Anonymous said:

    Do not trade the devil you know for the one you do not know.

  4. 4 On February 24th, 2016, modles said:

    be kind for your race

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