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Chickens Have Rights Too

Well, I read in the paper today that Senator Feinstein has again gone berserk!
With the plethora of problems we have, she wants to give chickens a perk!
Never mind that millions of souls are out of work and on food stamps rely!
She opts to pursue the plight of chickens ignoring the needs of we small "fry!"

Seems she deems chickens' cages far too small for them to flap their wings!
The Constitution provides for freedom of speech and religion among other things,
But danged if I was aware that chickens had any such Constitutional rights!
This is taking our precious freedoms to unexplored and dangerous heights!

Perhaps "Maam" Feinstein is wooing votes from chicken pressure groups,
Crying "foul" for the right to improve living conditions in their cozy coops!
Her legislation increases fowls' living area to 144 square inches of space!
She deems the way egg-laying hens now exist is an utter disgrace!

Let me hasten to say that for all of God's creatures I have great compassion,
But the nation is headed for Hades!  Must the quandary of hens be our passion?
Her statute requires eggs to be labeled so we'll know how hens were raised.
And the size of henhouses must be increased!  La-de-da and the Lord be praised!

Senator, may I suggest that you find something more productive to do,
Such as protecting our borders and providing for the hungry and homeless too!
I don't recall that chickens can vote!  (Perhaps that is open for future debates!)
Yours is a "half-cracked" plan being dished out on our overly-saturated plates!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Chicken dumplings, cherry pie. Rights for chickens so they cay fly. I like mine breaded with lettuce and mayo. Tangy sweet sauce and french fried potato. My apologies to Jimmy.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Cute one..Got a chuckle..This is a new policy that being discussed that I have not heard about..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 2:00:00 PM
    Before supplying better coops for chickens, we had better find better sleeping quarters than cardboard boxes for Vietnam veterans. Another great poem as usual, Bob

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:11:00 PM
    WOW! You really said it like it is. I love your last stanza. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:23:00 AM
    My heart goes out to animals and their treatment. But not at the expense of any human who goes hungry and unclothed. Very very clever words Bob. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 5:16:00 PM
    trying to feed us rotten eggs... and feed the hens grade a corn suffle`

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 5:08:00 PM
    haha spending tax payers on chicken lobbies,send her a copy of my Chicken Story,great write Robert

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 12:58:00 PM
    politicians live in chicken cages, robert... a fearless, expressive write!... :) hugggs!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Chickens do vote sir. They are always clucking about something. Excellent poem.

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Bob.... - S-mail - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:51:00 PM
    I enjoyed the wit of this poem, Robert. But I have to say, lately chicken is tasting kind of nasty to me and it truly is because of the way they are being kept and what they are being fed. other things are more important in our nation than this; however, if people love chicken, they better buy the hormone free kind!

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Hi bob, always nice to visit your humorous and meaningful poems. - You have always an appetizer and a sweet it. - oxox big hug to you // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 7:47:00 AM
    Always like where you take us. Love it, Bob. Our politicians should have better things to think about. Funny one. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 2:45:00 AM
    Of course chickens can vote, I kept chickens and they they constantly told us how we should look after them, they used to tell us what they wanted for dinner...sorry nurse, what's that time for more medication, when I get off this camel and put his pj's on I'll be in... xx love this one its scary though who is in charge!!!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Enjoyed the read Bob!The same tactics are adopted by politicians all over the world.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Love this, Bob! It's amazing to me how our govt leaders can focus on such inconsequential nonsense instead of the serious issues at hand. Great write. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:03:00 PM
    haha..make that soup mail..BG

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:02:00 PM
    woup mail..BG

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 6:10:00 PM
    This is quite the fabulous write my friend! I just love the independence for chickens you laid out for us through this poem! Very funny my friend, I love it! Grandiose piece Bob, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Imagine how proud of her we are here in California..sigh..loved your piece. Im going to send it to my brother..he will love it. BG