Every May we honor our chicken friends as they revel in the dirt and things that are green. And what better teachers than they about how to celebrate spring. It's the perfect time to speak up for the most unjustly treated beings in the world.
Please join Chicken Run Rescue and United Poultry Concerns
(http://www.upc-online.org) in recognizing May as International Respect for Chickens Month (IRCM). We invite you to capture the beauty, joy, intelligence, dignity, agility and zany exuberance of your birds in a photograph.
Twelve winning photos will be published in a calendar and winners will receive a free calendar. The 2006 contest was a smashing success with 70 entries from all over the country and even Indonesia. During the month of May 2006, the site was accessed over 10,000 times by over 1,500 unique visitors. All of the proceeds of the calendar sales will enable us to continue to help chickens for another year.
TO ENTER see Contest details at
TO VIEW ENTRIES AND VOTE visit
TO MEET BIRDS available for adoption and read about those who have found happy homes visit http://www.chickenrunrescue.petfinder.org
TO SEND International Respect for Chickens Day postcards to your friends,visit http://www.mnartists.org/Mary_Britton_Clouse and click on Gallery to choose an image for your card
Happy International Respect for Chickens Day from Chicken Run Rescue!
"If robin redbreast in a cage puts all heaven in a rage, how feels heaven when dies the billionth battery hen?"
ABOUT CHICKEN RUN RESCUE:
Every year, domestic fowl, mostly chickens, are impounded by Minneapolis Animal Control (MAC). These birds are victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment, sometimes used as a source of eggs or intended for slaughter,fighting or ritual sacrifice. Some are the discarded outcome of ³nature lessons² for children or after a hobby that no longer holds interest. After their release from MAC, Chicken Run provides the birds with temporary shelter and vet care, locates and screens adopters within 90 miles of the Twin Cities and transports the birds to their new homes. There is a special need for rooster homes. Please don't breed or buy any animal- they are not commodities and there are never enough homes for displaced animals.
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.|
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150