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1 May 2012
International Respect for Chickens Month in Australia
A Poultry Place will feature daily stories of their chicken residents on facebook.

Hello UPC

I am a longtime admirer of your work and having only joined Facebook earlier this year have decided to mark International Respect for Chickens Month by posting stories of some of the chicken residents from my sanctuary on the page throughout this month - you can view the posts here

Below is the promo text I sent to supporters to get on board with this.

Keep up the fab work

Cheers Bede

Bede Carmody
A Poultry Place
p: 0407079018
e: freechook@bigpond.com
fb: www.facebook.com/apoultryplace


Did you know that May is International Respect for Chickens Month? This is an annual project launched by US animal rights organisation United Poultry Concerns (UPC) (www.upc-online.org) back in 2005 to celebrate chickens throughout the world and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.

This year A Poultry Place (APP) is doing its bit to assist this initiative.

Each day throughout May (beginning next Tuesday May 1) the story of one of our past or current residents will be featured on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/apoultryplace) in order to encourage people to reconsider their attitude towards chickens, who are the most abused farmed animals in the world.

Even if you are not on Facebook – don’t feel left out – you can still view the entries on the APP page, you just can’t leave comments or “like” or “share” the stories.

As part of International Respect for Chickens Month, UPC encourages people to do an action for chickens during May, especially around May 4, which is International Respect for Chickens Day. Their suggestions include leafleting, holding an office party or classroom celebration, writing a letter to the editor, calling a talkback radio show, hosting a vegan open house or simply talking to family, friends or strangers about the plight of chickens and how people can help them.

So all of us here at APP encourage you to try and do something for the chickens during the 31 days of May ‑ there is no end of possibilities, here are a few suggestions to get you started (throughout the month we will post more) :

  • Simply “like” and/or “share” one (or even all) of the stories we post on our Facebook page during May by hitting the “like” and/or “share” buttons on the Facebook page.
  • Encourage a Facebook friend to “like” our page and “share” its contents.
  • For those non-facebookers you could simply forward the link to our Facebook page to someone – remember it can be viewed just like a webpage.
  • You might consider baking something egg-free and sharing it with work colleagues, family or friends who still believe they cannot live without eggs.
  • Or why not even encourage/challenge those you know who eat chicken to go chicken-free for the entire month?
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