Please write to the company, OddzOn. This company produces a rubber
dead plucked chicken toy for "Ages 3 and up." It consists of a
plucked dead yellow chicken with the legs tied and a Tootsie Roll
lollipop rammed down its throat. It appears on counters at drug
stores and convenience stores and possibly toy departments and toy
stores. It encourages children and others to regard animal suffering
and death-the cruel treatment of chickens especially--as amusing. It
has a strong pornographic implication along with cruelty to animals.
In response to our complaint Rite Aid pharmacy pulled the dead
chicken from 22 stores in Virginia. Please protest to the store
manager if you see this item for sale. Contact the store's
headquarters and request that the rubber dead chicken be removed from
its store(s) immediately. Thank you!
Mr. Tom Pritchard
50 Technology Court
Napa, CA 94558
Toll Free Customer Service: 1-800-755-6674
Mr. Melvin Gordon, CEO & Mrs. Ellen Gordon, President
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.
7401 South Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
Ph: 773-838-3400. Fax: 773-838-3534
Toll Free Customer Relations: 1-800-877-7655
United Poultry Concerns. November 11, 2000
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(Action Alert - Contact Makers of Rubber Dead Plucked Chicken)