United Poultry Concerns March 7, 2003
Chickens Bought By Marines To Detect Poisonous Chemicals Died in Kuwait
Use of Chickens Suspended: Urge President Bush Not to Resume Their Use

"And it didn't help that nobody here really knows anything about chickens."
--Sgt. Ken Griffin, Public Affairs Officer

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on March 2, 2003 that "more than a week after 43 chickens were brought here to ride into battle with the Marines, all but two have died."

Sgt. Ken Griffin, a public affairs office with the 7th Regiment in Kuwait, said, "Nobody knows why they died. I just heard that they were boxed up really tight when they arrived and they started dying from the
moment they got here. And it didn't help that nobody here really knows anything about chickens."

Urge President Bush and your Members of Congress to permanently cancel the use of chickens to detect deadly chemicals. Urge the use of detection systems soldiers understand instead of living creatures they
clearly do not understand. If the government is serious about protecting American soldiers from deadly poisons, they will use a high tech detection system instead of subjecting innocent creatures to massive
suffering with no benefit to the soldiers in any case. (See UPC's February 23 Action Alert for more information at http://www.upc-online.org/.)

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

Contact your US Senators and House Representative. To find your US members of Congress, visit http://action.fund.org/directory/.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. http://www.upc-online.org

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