United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce our Third Annual International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4. We urge everyone to do an ACTION of compassion for chickens that day – from writing a letter to the editor to tabling at a local mall to showing the movie Chicken Run to going vegan – for life.
What are people doing for chickens on International Respect for Chickens Day?
“I’m planning to leaflet at an outdoor concert.” - Laura Mungavin, Atlanta, Ga.
“I’m doing a display at my work place.” - Michele Walsh, Saxonburg, Pa.
“I printed fact sheets off your website and am assembling them into packets to distribute at my office.” - Chalon Carroll Young, Esq. Kissimmee, Fla.
“I’m president of a student group at Princeton University and we’re setting up a table and posting flyers.” - Jenny Palmer, Princeton, NJ.
“I’m the teacher-librarian at a big high school and we’re putting up posters to celebrate this great day.” - Patti Healey, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“We’re asking you to capture the beauty, joy, intelligence, dignity, agility and zany exuberance of your chickens for our 2nd annual Chicken Calendar photo contest.” - Mary Britton Clouse, Chicken Run Rescue, Minneapolis, Minn.
“We have two groups of a total of 100 6th graders coming for a tour on May 4 and we plan to celebrate with them.” - Terry Cummings, Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Poolesville, Md.
“We’re leafleting in front of the White House and in Takoma Park, Md around Roscoe the Rooster’s Memorial Statue.” - Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns, Machipongo, Va.
International Respect for Chickens Day is a day to celebrate the dignity, beauty, and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.
“For a chicken trapped in the world of modern food manufacture, to break out of the shell is to enter a deeper darkness full of bewildering pain and suffering from birth to death,” says Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns. “We want to restore chickens to their leafy green world. We want people to do a good deed for chickens and not eat them.”
For more information about International Respect for Chickens Day, visit http://www.upc-online.org
Contact Karen Davis, Ph.D.