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Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day

Every so often a press release comes scratching at the door and just CROWS for your attention.

Why did this press release cross the road? To stick up for chickens!
MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, PRNewswire — United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce our Third Annual International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4. We urge everyone to do an ACTION of compassion for chickens that day — from writing a letter to the editor to tabling at a local mall to showing the movie Chicken Run to going vegan — for life.

What are people doing for chickens on International Respect for Chickens Day?

“I’m planning to leaflet at an outdoor concert.” (Laura Mungavin, Atlanta, Ga.)

“I’m doing a display at my work place.” (Michele Walsh, Saxonburg, Pa.)

“I printed fact sheets off your Web site and am assembling them into packets to distribute at my office.” (Chalon Carroll Young, Esq., Kissimmee, Fla.)

“We’re leafleting in front of the White House and in Takoma Park, Md., around Roscoe the Rooster’s Memorial Statue.” (Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns, Machipongo, Va.)

International Respect for Chickens Day is a day to celebrate the dignity, beauty, and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.

“For a chicken trapped in the world of modern food manufacture, to break out of the shell is to enter a deeper darkness full of bewildering pain and suffering from birth to death,” says Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns. “We want to restore chickens to their leafy green world.”

Information about International Respect for Chickens Day is on the Web at

Posted by on May 1, 2007.

Categories: Chickens

2 Responses

  1. Hmmm, think I’ll take a chicken to lunch! :-)

    Pat in Antioch

    by Pat in Antioch on May 1, 2007 at 9:47 pm

  2. Frankly, I can’t imagine myself making such a display of compassion for liberals.

    by Vituperator on May 4, 2007 at 2:27 pm

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My name’s Gary Bogue. Animals have always been a big part of my life. From the spiders I collected as a preschooler, to the boa constrictor my parents gave me one Christmas when I was in high school, to the orphaned mountain lions, eagles, otters, hummingbirds, bears, and other wild creatures I helped raise and [...]more →