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United Poultry Concerns
January 25, 2000
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED BY UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS
OPPOSE Chick Hatchery "Education" Exhibit

The Carnegie Science Center is planning to include a Chick Hatchery as part of a new Exploration Stations science program for children scheduled to open on February 18, 2000. Please write a letter to the director immediately, opposing the chick hatchery display:

Mr. Seddon Bennington, Director
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Tel 412-237-3400
E-mail: benningtons@csc.clpgh.org

Politely urge Mr. Bennington to replace the hatchery with an "exploration station" that teaches children to appreciate birds without the use of live birds. Otherwise, the Carnegie Science Center will do what the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago does: hatch chicks each week in mechanical incubators as a tourist attraction, keep the chicks for a few days on display, then send them somewhere to be killed. Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry disposes of its weekly hatch by trucking them to the Lincoln Park Zoo to be fed to the zoo's "reptile collection." Thousands of motherless birds will be hatched at the Carnegie Science Center with no other purpose than to be an exhibit, and then be killed.

The hatchery will teach children nothing about chickens or their needs. On the contrary, it will program children to think that chickens come from machines. This type of "science" is designed to desensitize young minds, not to educate them. Please oppose the hatchery.

Please write a letter today. Thank you!

United Poultry Concerns. January 25, 2000


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