Title: Innocent maiden
created on 22 Nov 11

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1. chelydra wrote:
 This is Baby Doll, the lovely young Bourbon Red hen from Northern Idaho, in contemplating the fast-approaching end of her brief (and perhaps reasonably happy) life.
2. Chrissyjoy wrote:
 She is beautiful, I hope instead of contemplating the end of her life she's deep in thought as to how to escape and manages to do so! She's far too beautiful to end up on someone's plate!
3. chelydra wrote:
 No such luck. That's her in the previous picture, about an hour later. It turned out her nice back-to-the-earth owners...
4. chelydra wrote:
 ...were unexpectedly invited to a vegetarian family's Thanksgiving, so poor Baby Doll just served as practice. The owners have neither oven nor freezer on their new homestead, so maybe Baby Doll...
5. chelydra wrote:
 ...will be fed to the other turkeys for Thanksgiving.
6. chelydra wrote:
 This is all from a blog where I found Baby Doll's snapshots, until you get to comment 5, which is my own speculation.
7. coho wrote:
 That is a horrific waste of a life, to kill something and not eat it is against all laws of nature. Turkeys are very intelligent gentle beings. You caught her spirit well.
8. coho wrote:
 To even think that we can be "owners" of another living being. Just goes to show the slave owner mentality is still deeply ingrained.
9. chelydra wrote:
 Little homestead/backyard amateur farms can't avoid the random cruelties of all agriculture, as I found out the hard way once upon a time. Still far better than supermarkets & factory farms.
10. chelydra wrote:
 Better yet would be a return to hunting and gathering, but that's not a guarantee of virtue either (see mammoth notes).
11. cleoelca wrote:
 amazing detail!
12. ceniracoura wrote:
 Esta lindo,olhar triste adivinhando que vai para a panela no dia de açaõ de graça.
13. five wrote:
 it's a lovely drawing; probably best not to name one's food, though ;)
14. lesley_gene wrote:
 such a sweet face....
15. gair wrote:
 She truly is a beauty!
16. hjjr wrote:
 innocent and beautiful
17. hxxhxx wrote:
 beautiful celebration of innocence. besides the cruelty of killing, and the waste, it is insanely inefficient to farm animals as food, puts a huge burden on the planet.
18. Fangzzz wrote:
 I need this to be my new book cover, she is (was) a dear



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