Machipongo, VA - United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce that
the Minneapolis Institute of Arts removed the two chickens confined
to a cage in the exhibit "An acre of art." United Poultry Concerns
received this good news on Friday, October 20th. In our thank you
letter to the Institute, we urged those in charge to institute an
immediate policy barring the use of live, sentient animals as art
objects. We observed that the now empty cage is a truly meaningful
artistic vision and symbol of respect for the earth and the land.
United Poultry Concerns wishes to thank everyone who contacted the
Institute in response to our action alert urging that the chickens be
removed from the exhibit. We especially thank UPC member and
Minneapolis-based artist Frank Erickson for alerting us about the
exhibit and for launching our successful effort to free the birds.
Thank you everyone! UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS.
United Poultry Concerns. October 21, 2000
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(MIA Exhibitors Free Chickens from Exhibit)