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United Poultry Concerns June 24, 2002
Please Urge Casino Company to Stop Forcing Hens
To Play Tic-Tac-Toe With Gamblers

Last Fall United Poultry Concerns activists urged the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, and the casino's parent company, Aztar Corporation, to stop forcing hens to play tic-tac-toe with gamblers. Now Aztar has expanded this cruel game to its casinos in Evansville, Indiana and Las Vegas, Nevada. Last week PETA cruelty investigator Amy Rhodes wrote a letter to Aztar President Robert M. Haddock urging that the game be stopped, citing the poor quality of life for these hens locked in boxes on painful wire mesh floors, one hen to a cage.

Today United Poultry Concerns President Karen Davis spoke with Aztar Vice President of Corporate Communications Joe Cole, who said he has no idea how these hens are being treated, what they are fed, or how they live. There is no information about what is done to the hens who don't "perform" or who become ill, or how the hens are "trained." There is no information about how many hens are actually being used because hens can easily be trashed and replaced and no one would know the difference.

Please protest vigorously to Aztar President Robert M. Haddock and urge him to use a computerized opponent or human volunteer instead of captive birds. Request a written reply.

Contact:

Robert M. Haddock
President & Chief Financial Officer
2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016-3452
Ph: 602-381-4111
Fax: 602-381-4108
Email: azrcorp@Aztar.com (Real letters are best if you have time.)

upc logo United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
757-678-7875
FAX: 757-678-5070
www.upc-online.org

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