Introduction by Jean Furs
When you’re a chicken and you find yourself at the bottom of the food chain with almost half the population loving you but in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons it’s a relief when someone takes your side. Chickens are among the most abused animals in factory farming.
I’m posting this notice for a day set aside to educate those individuals that see chickens as animals in other ways other than food and a meal on a table. Every year the United Poultry Concerns, www.ups-online.org dedicates on day of Respect for Chickens world wide. They ask those of you who are vegan or thinking of becoming vegan to do an ACTION for Chickens on May 4th.
From United Poultry Concerns, INC. P.O. Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
International Respect For Chickens Day, May 4 is an annual project launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005 to celebrate chickens throughout the world and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations. The entire month of May is International Respect for Chickens Month!
Please do an ACTION for chickens on or around May 4. Ideas include leafleting on a busy street corner, holding an office party or classroom celebration, writing a letter to the editor, doing a radio call-in, tabling at your local church, school or shopping mall, hosting a vegan open house, or simply talking to family, friends or strangers about the plight-and delight- of chickens and how people can help them.
Thank you for any help you can offer these nice animals.