the 6 Legged Calf
I am writing to you out
of concern for the 6 legged calf which you recently
purchased for your "freak show."
I personally find it
offensive and outrageous that shows like yours, which put
unfortunate animals on display for profit, are still
It's proof that we have a
whole lot more evolving to do, as a species, that you can
still make a quick buck from people who are interested in
seeing things like this. If humans want to go on exhibit,
and pound nails through their tongues, ok. But the animals
in your show were not given a choice, and it's downright
despicable to use them like you are.
That calf deserves humane
treatment, and should have the extra legs amputated so that
he can live a healthy, relatively normal life.
Having six legs does not
make him special--it just makes his life harder. How would
you like to lug around two useless appendages for a
lifetime? Don't you guys have a heart?
Please, consider taking
pictures of the calf the way he is now, and then helping the
little guy out by having the legs removed. A whole lot of
people would think better of you for it.
Hi SW Hsu,
First let me put your
mind at ease, I'm not the one who bought the 6 legged calf.
It was a misprint in the article.
Second if a showman had
purchased the calf it would live a better life than becoming
meat for your table.
The animals that are
exhibited on the Midways of America are very well taken care
of. They have the best health care, eat a well
balanced diet and are loved by their care gives.
Sure they are exhibited
for a profit, but a lot of animals are. Zoos, Movie
Production Companies, etc, etc, use animals for show.
Animal preserves and Zoos work hard to keep some species
from going extinct.
Others who use animals
for profit, uses them for meat, clothing, bi-products for
all kind of consumables.
So may I suggest to you
visit a show that exhibits animals, freak and others, talk
with their care givers ask the same questions you've ask
here. I know you will find their owners loving and
take very good care of them. That their health and
other needs are met.
I thank you for your
The little 6 legged calf,
without the other two appendages, may have ended up on a
Now it will have a life
time of fame and fortune in Show Business.