Friday, May 4th: Today, give a cluck for chickens. It’s INTERNATIONAL RESPECT FOR CHICKENS DAY. Being a “human mother” to several chickens (and a few turkeys) over my lifetime, I wholeheartedly support this day.
Today’s celebration is sponsored by United Poultry Concerns , a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. On their website, they state: “We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at http://www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary inMachipongo,Virginiaon theEastern Shore.”
United Poultry Concerns urge people to do a compassionate ACTION for chickens on or around May 4. Some ideas they propose include leafleting on a busy street corner, holding an office party or outdoor tabling event, arranging an attractive library display, writing a letter to the editor, hosting a vegetarian open house, or simply talking to family and friends about chickens, and how people can help them.
If you give a cluck, see their website for more information. http://www.upc-online.org/