United Poultry Concerns May 2, 2007

International Respect for Chickens Day Brings Good News

Thursday May 3 – UPC president Karen Davis will talk on “”Animal Matters” about International Respect for Chickens Day, Ira Glass going veg, & You Tube. Tune in to “Animal Matters,” hosted by Karen Meicht, on www.kzfr.org and KZFR 90.1 FM in the Sacramento Valley, at 11:30 pacific time, 2:30 eastern time tomorrow!

UPC member Sheila Ray wrote a letter to the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky about International Respect for Chickens Day that inspired a wonderful column about her chickens and IRCD by Messenger-Inquirer reporter Suzi Bartholomy, on April 25. It concludes: “Because of her pet chickens, Ray has become a farm animal activist and will be celebrating the annual International Respect for Chickens Day on May 4. The day was instituted by United Poultry Concerns to ‘celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations,’ according to the UPC Web site. Ray . . . advocates treating chickens with the same value that pet owners put on their dogs and cats. ‘On May 4 take a day to respect the chicken, and if you have some, be kind to them,’ Ray said.”

When a Hawaiian egg factory shut down recently, animal advocates rescued hens who were left to die in the hellish place. Laurelee Blanchard’s story of six people gathering up as many hens as possible and adopting them to loving homes can be read with photos at http://www.upc-online.org/battery_hens/50207mauieggs.html.

Please Do a Positive Action for Chickens for International Respect for Chickens Day. Every action counts! If you’re in the Washington DC area, join us near the White House May 4 from Noon to 4 PM and in Takoma Park, Md May 5 from Noon to 2 PM in the Town Square. For information, visit:


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