To do this to such a thing
that was, this morning, so fine a thing,
so red and real a thing, so running free
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,
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
NOTICE OF AGM
GOLDERS GREEEN UNITARIAN CHURCH
Sunday 12th July 2015
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
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