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Tell President Bush to Stop Using Birds to Detect Poisons in Iraq

UPC's letter to President Bush (3/11)) urging the military to stop using chickens (and now pigeons) to detect deadly chemicals in Iraq sparked media coverage around the world. The Scripps Howard News Service, The Daily Telegraph in London,, The Oklahoman, and the online news service Onet.pl in Poland quoted UPC that the military's use of birds is "cruel, unjust, and ludicrous. Transported to a desert changed into a battlefield, many of them will die as a result of stress; the rest will die from hunger, thirst, or lack of air." U.S. soldiers say they don't know the cause of death in birds who have already died or how to take care of them (St Louis Dispatch 3/2/03; Reuters, 3/14/03).


  • Urge President Bush and your Members of Congress
    to stop using birds to detect deadly chemicals in Iraq.
    The Honorable George W. Bush
    President of the United States
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington DC 20500
    Fax: 202-456-2461
    Email: president@Whitehouse.gov.

    To find your U.S. Senators and House Representative call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or go to www.hsus.org.

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