"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
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
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
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.|
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150