Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Dead Rabbit Toss Competition Poem

New Zealand Cancels Dead Rabbit Toss Competition

From Jonathan Turley’s blog (11/10/2009)

It appears that you have missed your chance to participate in the annual Dead Rabbit Throw competition in New Zealand. Animal welfare activists seem to have found it somehow distasteful to have families try to throw dead rabbits the farthest.

The annual “Rabbit Throw” was held in the town of Waiau but was cancelled after a concerted campaign by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Organiser Jo Moriarty claims banning the bunny contest is “political correctness gone mad”.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Here's the poem I was inpsired to write about the bunny tossing competition:

Rabbits here,
Rabbits there,
Rabbits sailing through the air.

Projectile bunnies
Tossed for sport—
That’s entertainment of ANOTHER sort.

Grab a leg
Or grab an ear
And fling a bunny outta here.

Join us in
A fine tradition:
The dead hare tossing competition.


  1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You know, every year I get a little cranky about food wasting -- pumpkin "chunkin'" and all of the tomato fights, the orange fights, the olive oil wrestling... it's kind of ridiculous to waste food and throw it around when people are starving.

    ...but this!? I can't even figure out from which direction to look at this. Maybe we're missing something cultural?

  2. Tanita,

    I feel the same way about those food wasting events. People can think of the dumbest ways to amuse themselves.