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To Do This Thing – a poem for the hunted.

To do this to such a thing
that was, this morning, so fine a thing,
so red and real a thing, so running free
a thing;
to do this thing to such a thing
so that now, this evening, it is no more
a thing than a mud-mangled thing,
bedraggled thing, its eyes popped out
as if on springs, a cartoon thing, a wrecked
and torn and bone-broken thing, its entrails
trailing as the thing is held up, bowel hanging
out like a string of chipolata things.
From a sunning itself thing,
russet light-catching thing, young-rearing thing,
to a red running thing, over-blown, worn down,
chased-to-ground thing.
Eyes on stalks. Heart thrown to the dogs.


This poem is by QCA member Fiona Owen,  from Going Gentle (Gomer).

The poem has been sent to David Cameron on behalf of QCA, in time for the vote to amend the Hunting Act at noon on Wednesday 15th July.


Animal Interfaith Alliance AGM – keynote speech and refreshments open to all.




Sunday 12th July 2015

AIA Logo Green

3.00pm            Interfaith Celebration for Animals All Welcome

Keynote speech – Animal Welfare in the Pope’s New Encyclical on the Environment by Dr Deborah Jones (Vice President of AIA and Vice Chair of Catholic Concern for Animals)

4.15pm            Tea and Snacks – All Welcome

5.00pm            1st AGM opens – AIA Members Only

5.00pm            Introduction from the Chair, Rev. Feargus O’Connor

5.15pm            Secretary and Treasurer’s Report, Barbara Gardner

5.25pm            Approval of the Annual Report & Accounts

5.30pm            Close of AGM

Please advise whether you will be attending the AGM by contacting Barbara Gardner at Barbgard.aia@gmail.com.

Address: Golders Green Unitarian Church, 31 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 8BS. Accessible via the Northern Line – the nearest tube station is Golders Green.


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