Do we, as humans…have the right to take the lives of other sentient organisms…when we are not forced to do so by hunger or dietary need, but rather for the frivolous reason that we like the taste of meat? In essence, shouldn't we know better?
—Peter Cheeke
chanson de geste
An epic poem of the 11th to the 14th century, written in Old French, which details the exploits of a historical or legendary figure, especially Charlemagne.