4th graders from the Tubman School, in Washington, DC, celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland
A Day to celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations
International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4, 2006 is listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events 2006 – THE standard reference of holidays, events, and anniversaries
International Respect for Chickens Day May 4th, a project of United Poultry Concerns, got off to a great start in 2005. Educators, students, office workers and activists around the country ordered UPC literature for their classrooms, library displays, workplace, and street activities, and media from Wisconsin to Maryland to British Columbia covered our Affirmative Action event for chickens. Please do an ACTION for chickens on May 4th. Ideas:
- Write a letter/op-ed to the editor
- Get on a talk radio show
- Table at your local mall
- Arrange a library display/video presentation
- Have a Respect for Chickens Day celebration at your school
- Leaflet at a busy street corner/your local university
- Have a We-Don’t Eat-Our-Friends Vegan Party!
- Show the movie Chicken Run!
- Start an around-the-water-cooler talk about chickens at work
- Run a display ad in your local paper/post a billboard in your town
- Send a Press Release to your local Media & invite them to join you
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Thank you for all the materials you sent us for International Respect for Chickens Day. The Tubman School from NW Washington, DC came for a tour and helped us celebrate this wonderful event. The 4th graders learned all about how smart and amazing chickens are, and we spent time visiting with them. Everyone received a ‘Stick Up For Chickens’ or ‘Friends Not Food’ button and the booklet Nature’s Chicken. We had a great discussion after the children viewed your poster, “What Wings are For.” They had never really considered what chicken wings really are. Thanks for creating this celebration. I think the children (and teachers) gained a new appreciation and respect for chickens.” – Terry and Dave, co-directors of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland (www.animalsanctuary.org)