29 April 2021

For Immediate Release

Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875; karen@upc-online.org
Contact: Hope Bohanec 707-540-1760; hope@upc-online.org

International Respect For Chickens Day
Celebrates Compassion for Chickens

United Poultry Concerns Urges Compassionate Action for Chickens in May

Machipongo, VA, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – On May 4, animal advocates celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day celebrates chickens throughout the world and protests their suffering and abuse in agribusiness, experimental research, cockfighting, and other cruelties. May is International Respect for Chickens Month.

“We urge everyone to do a compassionate ACTION for chickens, on May 4th or any time in the month of May,” says Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns which promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens and other domestic fowl.

Happy chickens are cheerful birds,” says Karen Davis, who maintains a sanctuary for chickens in Machipongo, Virginia. “Chickens love the earth and sun, yet millions are sitting in filthy dark buildings on crippled legs breathing polluted air and suffering from debilitating diseases, as documented in my book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs and in my Encyclopedia Britannica article Chickens: Their Life and Death in Farming Operations.”

The Social Life of Chickens” shows who chickens truly are – vibrant, personable, earth-loving birds. Anyone who visits UPC’s sanctuary in Virginia can see for themselves how cheerful chickens are when they’re running around happy, as in this video.

United Poultry Concerns urges people to celebrate chickens on the planet instead of the plate, and to make every day Respect for Chickens Day.

For more information, visit United Poultry Concerns at www.upc-online.org.

International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4th - What Wings Are For