United Poultry Concerns October 3, 2000
Protest Plucked Rubber Chicken Lollipop Sold at Rite Aid

Rite Aid stores are selling a lollipop for kids on a rubber plucked chicken stick. The chicken's legs are tied together. Please tell Rite Aid to stop selling this offensive item that teaches children to laugh at dead and abused animals and encourages them to practice cruelty to animals as a joke. Rite Aid is irresponsibly selling a message of violence and cruelty to children. Tell Rite Aid to get rid of the dead rubber chicken lollipop immediately and ask them to respond to your concern in writing as soon as possible. The dead chicken-lollipop is described on the label as "a tasty treat on a classic schtick." Tell Rite Aid this nasty "humor" is inappropriate and out of step with the times.


    Mary Sammons, President
    Robert Miller, CEO
    Rite Aid Corporation
    PO Box 3165
    Harrisburg, PA 17105
    Ph: 1-800 RITE AID (1-800-748-3243)

Update 10/13:

The district manager of 22 Rite Aid Stores in Virginia, Jeff Suriano, promptly removed all of the chicken tootsie roll lollipops from the stores he oversees. People should thank Rite Aid and request that ALL RITE AID STORES FOLLOW JEFF SURIANO'S EXAMPLE.

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United Poultry Concerns. October 3, 2000

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

(Action Alert - Protest Plucked Rubber Chicken Lollipop Sold at Rite Aid)