Protest haiku #1

wooden turkey

Not on the menu,
she stands alone in protest —
a wooden turkey.

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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.

http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/turkey_farming/turkey_farming_in_the_uk.aspx

http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/turkey_farming/christmas_turkeys.aspx

http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/animal-welfare/farm-animal-welfare/factory-farming/turkeys/turkeys-on-a-factory-farm.html

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. She's into nature, gardening, and natural health. For her, sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

6 thoughts on “Protest haiku #1”

    1. 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.

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