Canandaigua Academy Plans to Resume Classroom Chicken Killing
Please write to School Principal Lynne Erdle (contact info below)
On Sunday, July 13 (today), the Canandaigua Daily Messenger (NY) reported that “A school district committee recommended on Friday [July 11] that the controversial ‘chicken project’ remain a fixture in ecology classes.” To read the article, click on:
There’s a place for comments following the article.
The above-mentioned school district committee included one opponent of the project, Canandaigua animal rights activist Joel Freeman, who met with school officials last December 2007 to plead for the lives of the 22 chickens scheduled to be killed by the students before Christmas. (Only one little rooster was spared.)
Last week, Mr. Freedman wrote a formal letter of resignation to the committee for reasons discussed in the Friday, July 11, 2008 Daily Messenger’s “‘Chicken project’ committee member resigns,” which can be read at:
For a summary of information about Canandaigua Academy’s chicken slaughter project and the effort to have it removed it from the curriculum, please visit our homepage at www.upc-online.org and click on the “Canandaigua Academy Teaches Cruelty” photo icon.
Please Urge School Principal Lynne Erdle to CANCEL THE PROJECT. She has not yet issued her Final Decision, due in “a few weeks.”
Mrs. Lynne Erdle, Principal
435 East Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.|
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150