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Saiom Shriver

Veteran Poet - 2,834 Points (Ohio)

Chicken Haiku


CALIFORNIA
30,000 baby chicks
were sent through a San Diego
factory farm chipper
by workers too tired to continue
individual strangling.
The chipper became a chicker

CONNECTICUT
In Connecticut, Michael Ross
who strangled 8 women was
executed..
.. his history included as a 6 year old
boy being required to strangle baby
chicks on his father's poultry farm

OHIO
At a factory farm in Croton,
after nine days without food or water,
one half million chickens were bulldozed
alive into graves after a tornado
destroyed their metal shed and mangled
their cages..

ARKANSAS
In Arkansas, a million chickens
died as the electricity went out
and the metal sheds become
140 degree ovens. Whenever
electricity goes out, deaths from
freezing or baking occur to the
helpless birds.


WISCONSIN
Senator Russ Feingold joined Senators
Harkin and Grassley, successfully
removed minimal animal protection
for chickens, so that baby chicks
were classified as mail, crushed,
baked, frozen, dying of thirst on loading docks.

IOWA
Mercy For Animals has
a video of baby chicks
sent alive down a conveyor
belt to be crushed into paste.

PENNSYLVANIA
Cars are lined up behind
a chicken truck.. chickens
crammed into crates
their broken necks and wings
flapping in the wind.

MAINE
Factory farms
buy older laying
hens.
Every egg represents
32 hours the mother
was held captive in a cage.

NORTH CAROLINA

In North Carolina and factory
farms around the world,
these concentration camps
dump animal waste and
insecticides into the
world's waters.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Chickens are fed back
the boiled feathers of
their slaughtered sisters.

TEXAS
Chickens are fed
as elsewhere.. the
waste of animals
mixed in with grain.
It is called wastelage.

OHIO
An EPA worker sank neck
deep into quicksand like chicken
waste. Her life was saved
as she grabbed onto pipes overhead.

TENNESSEE:
Chickens are debeaked
so that they will not peck
each other to death from
the overcrowding.. sometimes
catches the chicken's tongue
in the debeaker.

MARYLAND:
At some factory farms
an eviscerator is used.
It is a bin of swirling knives
into which baby boy chicks,
redundant, are sent.

CALIFORNIA
In Petaluma
Chickens live their entire
lives without spreading
their wings.. or taking
a stretch.

COLORADO
Every egg requires 120 gallons
of production water.

MASSACHUSETTS
Every egg served in a hospital
is 275 mg to 300 mg of
cholesterol.

MINNESOTA
Fixing eggs for her family
a housewife sees a skillet
full of beaks, claws,
and blood.. from fertilized
eggs.

GEORGIA
Eggs amount for nearly half
of food poisoning fatalities
annually.

ALABAMA
Chickens are given cattle
parts..a practice which generates
Mad Chicken Disease.

ARIZONA
Chickens pass on cancer
.. leukemia.. it is called
leukosis by human chauvinists
when a chicken has it

NEW MEXICO
An old man lies in pain
with arthritis, as uric
acid or trioxypurine from
a chicken's flesh has
crystallized around his joints
in needle formation

MISSOURI
Flies process the biblical
plague of chicken waste
in factory farms.

INDIANA:
Forced molting causes
many chickens to die
of exposure to the cold.

VERMONT:
The use of female hormones
in the food and the
constant stress from living
in 24 hour a day light
and crowding.. create cervical, breast,
uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers

WASHINGTON DC:
Easter chicks for protection
are ignorantly taken to
the zoo.. and are fed
behind the scenes to snakes

WASHINGTON DC
Ronald Reagan passed legislation
to double the speed of slaughterhouse
lines.. dead chickens whiz past
inspectors.

WASHINGTON
The USDA records a fraction of
food poisonings,97% of which
are caused by animal products

NEBRASKA
Fish in rivers and lakes
show sexual deformities
as factory farm urine containing
female hormones pervades waters.

VIRGINIA
and 3 other states shut down chicken
slaughterhouses in latter 2003
because of declining command.

PENNSYLVANIA
As a young girl begins to bite
into a chicken sandwich her mother
is forcing her to eat, a rooster
crows. She puts down the sandwich
and never eats a chicken again.

CANADA:
Power outages cause
chickens in winter
to freeze to death
in their metal death boxes.

UTAH:
A woman neighbor to a factory
farm said the chickens she
raised used to sing when
they were given fresh straw.
The chickens she lives near
she says.. never sing.

GERMANY
A man is barred from
farming because workers
in his chicken factory farm
nearly died from his illegal
use of nicotine insecticide
and because of his cruelty to
animals.

CHINA

Chinese government
worked to double egg production
which required the grain of
18 countries.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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