Not on the menu,
she stands alone in protest —
a wooden turkey.
February might seem a strange time to write a protest haiku about turkey welfare, but Christmas and Thanksgiving aren’t the only times people eat the meat from these birds. As I post this haiku, there are billions of turkeys undergoing the torture of factory farming. This happens 365 days a year.
Below are some links to “Compassion in World Farming” and “mscpa angell” — organisations which expose the horrors of this industry and look at ways to improve animal welfare.
6 thoughts on “Protest haiku #1”
Turkey is not a meat generally eaten here in SA, but I suppose the same thing happens to chickens too…
Yes, chickens, too. I’m not suggesting people give up eating meat, as this would lead to mass genocide of all farm animals! But I do feel strongly that these animals should be well cared for and and slaughtered as humanely as possible.
Nice protest haiku. Good work.
Thank you 🙂
Great! I live with three vegetarians who would especially appreciate this!
I take it you’re not a vegetarian? If so, do the three of them deliver lectures to you over the dinner table? 😉