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
Mr. Seddon Bennington, Director |
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - OPPOSE Chick Hatchery "Education" Exhibit)