Orbitz Pulls Cruel Chicken Ad in Response To UPC Protest

When the discount airline company, Orbitz, ran an online chicken cartoon ad urging people to "pluck the chicken and find the low fares," UPC launched an immediate Internet campaign that led to the removal of the ad within 48 hours. Orbitz wrote back to protesters: "We apologize for this advertisement if you find this to be insensitive to you. The ad is no longer available and has been replaced with 'Pop the Bubbles.'"

Please thank Orbitz for their prompt and considerate response to our concerns. Please let them know that concern for animals affects your consumer choices. You can visit their website at www.Orbitz.com.

Jeff Katz, Chairman of the Board
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