Arlecchino Malbenvolio / Community / Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pumpkins
.....The Pumpkin Mutilation across this country has not been stopped. Here's a recent update from the Founder of the Society:
It's still a serious problem, and we're quickly coming to that
time of year again when horrid things are done to Pumpkins. What's worse
is that since the founding of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to
Pumpkins, we've found some even darker truths behind the plight of those
Did you know that almost none of the money made on the commercial
exploitation of Pumpkins goes back to improving the conditions of the
Pumpkins themselves? It's true! In fact, what health care there is to be
had generally goes not to the Pumkins but rather to their cruel masters.
So, where is a mutilated Pumpkin to turn for desperately needed health
care? Without insurance, without even a minimum wage!
Not only this, but most Pumpkins live in complete squalor. It is
not uncommon for Pumpkins to be kept confined to something akin to a
prison yard, with no roof over them and forced to sit for days on end on
the bare dirt ground.
As if this were not bad enough, what do you think happens to
Pumpkins that either don't meet certain standards for body shape, size or
skin color? Worse, what do you think happens to Pumpkins that become
injured before they are ripe for mutilation? It's the sad truth that these
poor Pumpkins are, more often than not, simply killed! This goes beyond
simple prejudice into the realm of Eugenics like that practiced in Nazi
I wish I could say that there has been progress made, but the
Society faces amazing resistance to change on something that is so
obviously wrong. Frankly, I'd like to think that it was due to
indifference, but the most damning fact I've discovered is that people
continue this insane tradition because they enjoy it!
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