United Poultry Concerns May, 2006

Fowl is fair: The bird is the word on this day

Sentinel Staff

May 3, 2006

Stop your squawking about bird flu, and listen up.

United Poultry Concerns has announced its second annual International Respect for Chickens Day -- and it's Thursday. Because UPC is a nonprofit organization that "promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl," the purpose of its special day is to "celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations," according to the group.

For Respect for Chickens Day, the organization is encouraging educators, students, office workers and activists to do an action for chickens -- everything from showing the movie Chicken Run to setting up a school library display to passing out leaflets on a busy street corner.

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, UPC president Karen Davis explained why the project is important.

"I believe these chickens should have a voice that cares, speaking out for them and wanting to change how people perceive and treat them," she said. "I believe we should be there for these birds."

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