23 March 2018

Ducks are NOT Easter Toys! Do Not Buy, Sell, or Release These Birds into “the Wild”!

Dear Friends,

Each year, parents and others buy ducklings, baby chicks and rabbits on impulse for Easter. Most of these animals are discarded once the charm of “oh, how cute” wears off. Most people have no idea how to care for them, and few if any buyers spend money on veterinary care. Millions of Easter ducklings, chicks and rabbits are dumped in the woods or near water, where they cannot survive. Many are already sick, lame, malnourished and dehydrated.

Please read and share the following information. Please print out and distribute “Are All Your Ducks In a Row?” to libraries and elsewhere, including shopping centers and retailers like Tractor Supply, where baby animals are sold at Easter. Those not sold are trashed. There is nothing cute, cuddly or kind about the business of “Easter” ducklings, chicks and rabbits.

Thank you for helping to educate people.
– United Poultry Concerns


Are All Your Ducks In a Row? Did You Know...?

Ducklings Are Not Easter Toys

Ducklings are not Easter toys poster shows ducklings in an Easter basket.

Thank you to New Jersey animal rights activist, Suzanne Dragan, for making “Are All Your Ducks In a Row?” an important part of our Humane Education program.