From: Adam Weissman, Wetlands Preserve
On a segment on ABC's late night news program World News Now, a
business news reporter from the British Broadcasting Corporation's
told the story of a turkey who fell from a tree and was given an
expensive prosthetic leg by his/ her human caregiver. The bird now
walks with a limp, which the reporter jokingly demonstrated. The
commentator suggested that the bird falling out of the tree should
have been a good thing, as it would have saved the owner's the
trouble of ringing the bird's neck. The reporter ended the piece by
asking, "Why didn't they just kill it.?"
Please write to World News Now and let them know that animal
suffering isn't funny, and that providing medical care to an animal
is noble, not laughable. Turkeys are sentient beings who have a
right to live, and WNN suggesting that the bird should have just been
killed is extremely offensive to many viewers.
You can email the program at firstname.lastname@example.org
United Poultry Concerns. December 13, 2000
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(ABC News Business Segment Advocates Turkey Killing )