1) Tropicana Casino Abuses Hens for Entertainment
“Dear UPC, A friend of mine was at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey recently. She encountered a casino game where live chickens are being
used. She has created a petition.” Please sign & share:
: In 2001/2002, UPC campaigned against this cruel use of chickens. Click on our Entertainment Webpage http://upc-online.org/entertainment and scroll down to
“Tropicana Casino Forcing Hens to Play Tic-Tac-Toe with Gamblers.”
"The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City should cancel the 'Chicken Challenge' and use a computerized opponent instead of a live bird. There was never an
excuse for cruelty, but with the technology we now have, the infliction of suffering on a sentient creature for fun is even more atrocious." UPC President
Karen Davis, Letter in The New York Times, September 10, 2001.
2) No Fire Protection for Farmed Animals - Please Sign & Share This Petition
Since posting this petition to the National Fire Protection Association in October, urging them to require U.S. agribusiness companies to install fire
prevention systems in farmed animal confinement buildings, 20,000 chickens burned to death on November 4 trapped in a burning building in central
Pennsylvania. 40,000 newborn chicks burned to death at the same farm 2 years ago yet “No fire hydrants are near the farm,” according to this
BARN FIRE KILLS 20,000 YOUNG CHICKENS NEAR LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA
The Blade, November 5, 2014
Harrisburg, Pa. – An intense fire destroyed a Pennsylvania poultry barn today, killing 20,000 young chickens less than two years after another barn
blaze at the same farm incinerated 40,000 hatchlings.
More than 60 firefighters from 16 fire companies battled the flames for more than six hours at the farm in North Cornwall Township in central Pennsylvania,
near Harrisburg, said Neversink Fire Company Chief Mike Nelson. “When these things go, the odds of stopping it are little to none,” Nelson
said. No fire hydrants are near the farm, so 10 water tankers were called in for the fire, which broke out after midnight.
Because of its intensity, an exact cause will probably never be known, Nelson said. Damages were estimated to be about $500,000, which Nelson said was the
estimate used when the other poultry barn on the same farm burned in March 2013.
The farm is owned by Carl and Beth Longenecker, who are divorced, Nelson said. Beth Longenecker, who lives on the property and was the operator of the
poultry business, could not be reached for comment.
Imagine being trapped in a fire.
Please sign this Care2 Petition targeting the NFPA and
pass it on.
To learn more about UPC’s campaign, click on National Fire Protection Association.
Thank you for taking action.
– United Poultry Concerns
• Act Now! Petition Update on Fire Protection for Farmed Animals Campaign 8 November 2014