United Poultry Concerns September 6, 2001
Protest the Use of Live Hens in Casino Video Game

The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City is planning to use 15 hens in a tic tac toe video game starting September 14th. One hen at a time will be placed inside a booth for one or two hours. The hen pecks when gamblers press buttons on an electrically lighted panel outside the booth. The trainer, Bunky Boger, who "trains" the hens on a farm and petting zoo in Tennessee, will not explain what is done to get the hens to peck at the Xs and Os inside the booth.

Please contact the Tropicana Casino and the casino's parent company, Aztar Corporation, and request that they set up a tic tac toe game with a computerized opponent instead of a live bird. Tell them you strongly object to the use of live animals in an atmosphere of gambling and drinking. Tell them you object to the degradation of animals for amusement. Quite possibly, painful methods were used in training and are used at the casino to make the hen seem to be playing the video game. Tell them to leave animals and animal cruelty out of the casino. Request a written response to your concerns.

Ms. Pamela Popielarski
President, General Manager
Tropicana Casino
2801 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Ph: 609-340-4368
Fax: 609-343-5254
Dennis Gomes, President
Aztar Corporation
Aztar Corporation
Corporate Communications
2390 E. Camelback Road, Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ 85016-3452
Ph: 602-381-4111
Fax: 602-381-4108

Related Links: Thank you. United Poultry Concerns. September 6, 2001

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070

(Action Alert - Protest the Use of Live Hens in Casino Video Game)

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