United Poultry Concerns August 28, 2000
Time Magazine Letters: Getting to Know Chickens
Karen Davis' response to "My Chicken Run" appeared in the August 28, 2000 issue of Time Magazine.

(See http://www.upc-online.org/000807time_chicken_run.html for the full article).

Re: Joel Stein, "My Chicken Run," August 7, 2000, p. 20

Mr. Stein is to be commended for wearing a chicken costume as a first step to getting to know chickens a little better. Now I invite him to visit our chicken sanctuary on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in order to deepen his vicarious identification with the birds whose dead wings he still finds appetizing. I invite him to lay his hand on those very wings while they are still alive, feathered, and flapping, [* and to look at the faces above them. Next I will take him up the road and we will stand where he can look directly into the faces of young chickens on their way to being slaughtered. After that,*] I will tell him precisely how "buffalo wings" are made-- [*from scratch, so to speak. If, then, he is still jaunty, I'll know he is wearing a mask. But*] I wager the next time he's confronted with a heap of dead wings dressed in sauce, he will take flight.

Karen Davis, President
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.

[* Note:The bracketed sections were edited out by Time *]

United Poultry Concerns. August 28, 2000

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070

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