30 January 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875 • karen@upc-online.org

United Poultry Concerns Asks Ridgeland, Wisconsin to Drop Chicken Toss

Machipongo, VA. – United Poultry Concerns is joining Wisconsin-based Alliance for Animals in urging the village of Ridgeland, Wisconsin to cancel their February “Chicken Toss” due to its cruelty to defenseless birds in frigid temperatures.

The “chicken toss” consists of throwing chickens, one or two at a time, up in the air from a tavern roof. Crowds scramble to grab the birds as they fall to the ground. The chickens are huddled freezing and fearful together in crates and bags awaiting their mistreatment by villagers who consider this animal abuse fun.

There is no similarity between a chicken being pulled from a container and thrown roughly up in the air from a roof, and a chicken fluttering to the ground voluntarily from a perch.

In addition to the physically cruel conditions is the heartless attitude toward the birds.

“Chickens are very intelligent, sensitive creatures,” says Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns. “They know they are in an atmosphere of meanness and hurtfulness from which they cannot defend themselves.”

It’s time for Ridgeland to quit this cruel, moronic entertainment. They shame themselves by acting like village idiots, abusing helpless animals for fun, and teaching their children to be vicious bullies.

For information, contact Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns at 757-678-7875 or karen@upc-online.org

Chicken being tossed from the roof of a building into a crowd of people.