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May is International Respect for Chickens Month (FOR GREAT JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, Uh-Huh)
PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 29 2008 | United Poultry Concerns

Posted on 05/03/2008 8:06:32 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance

   International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4, celebrates the devotion of hens to their chicks and deplores the suffering of motherless chickens on factory farms. In this photo, Ruby fosters Ivy, a chick rescued from a factory farm in North Carolina to live in a safe and loving home. (PRNewsFoto/United Poultry Concerns)

MACHIPONGO, VA UNITED STATES


 May is International Respect for Chickens Month



MACHIPONGO, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International
Respect for Chickens Day, May 4, celebrates the dignity, beauty and life of
chickens and protests against the bleakness of their lives in farming
operations. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International
Respect for Chickens Day traces to famed star of The Simpsons, Harry
Shearer, who proclaimed Sunday, May 14, 2000 -- Mother's Day -- National
Respect the Chicken Day to honor the devotion of mother hens to their
chicks.



(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080429/DC20730 )



In Letters from an American Farmer, historian St. John de Crevecoeur
wrote, in 1782, "I never see an egg brought to my table but I feel
penetrated with the wonderful change it would have undergone but for my
gluttony; it might have been a gentle, useful hen leading her chickens with
a care and vigilance which speaks shame to many women. A cock perhaps,
arrayed with the most majestic plumes, tender to his mate, bold,
courageous, endowed with an astonishing instinct, with thoughts, with
memory, and every distinguishing characteristic of the reason of man."



United Poultry Concerns urges people to do an ACTION for chickens on or
around May 4 -- leafleting on a busy street corner, tabling, writing a
letter to the editor, holding an office party or classroom celebration,
showing the movie Chicken Run, or simply talking to people about the plight
and delight of chickens.



In honor of the event, Minneapolis-based Chicken Run Rescue is holding
its Third Annual Chicken Calendar Photo Contest to capture the beauty of
chickens in a photograph
(http://www.brittonclouse.com/chickenrunrescue/photos08/index.php?x=about). Other
activities are being held in places that include Orange County, Ca.,
Tucson, Az., Oak Park, Il., Almo, Ky., and Philadelphia, Pa. In Washington,
DC, United Poultry Concerns has placed a colorful month-long ad in 220
Metrorail Cars showing a man expressing compassion for a rooster
(http://www.upc-online.org/respect/index.html).



On Sunday afternoon, May 4, UPC will hold a demonstration for chickens
near the American History Museum on the National Mall, and on Thursday
afternoon, May 8, UPC will leaflet people on the Lafayette Park sidewalk
across from the White House, urging everyone to "Show Compassion and Stick
Up For Chickens!"



United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the
compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. On the Web at
http://www.upc-online.org.



Contact Information

Karen Davis: Karen@upc-online.org

757-678-7875






TOPICS: Food; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: agenda21; alf; chicken; chickens; freepun; peopleeattastyanimal; peta; poultry; respect; respectchickensday; vegans
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1 posted on 05/03/2008 8:06:33 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance
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To: Rennes Templar; LexBaird; mikrofon; martin_fierro; lowbridge; trooprally; Larry Lucido; ...
United Poultry Concerns urges people to do an ACTION for chickens on or around May 4 -- leafleting on a busy street corner...In Washington, DC, United Poultry Concerns has placed a colorful month-long ad in 220 Metrorail Cars showing a man expressing compassion for a rooster

Some put their money where their mouth is. Others, drumsticks and wings.




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2 posted on 05/03/2008 8:08:18 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I respect chickens, especially when they’re sweet & sour.


3 posted on 05/03/2008 8:10:40 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Karl Marx supported free trade. Does that make him a free market conservative?)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I salute the chicken and want to state that chickens taste great!


4 posted on 05/03/2008 8:11:16 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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Chickens are T. Rex’s closest living kin ...(HUH????)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2007013/posts
I guess either chickens are smarter and tougher than that big bad boy, or never mind that ‘Survival of the Fittest’ stuff...


5 posted on 05/03/2008 8:12:27 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

A pot for every chicken to be in, thats my slogan.


6 posted on 05/03/2008 8:13:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Gonzo and Camilla are most likely behind this.


7 posted on 05/03/2008 8:14:48 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (If you don't put it in context they will put it in their context.)
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The Silent Scream of the Asparagus: Get ready for 'plant rights.'


8 posted on 05/03/2008 8:19:51 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Ol' Sparky

I’m sure I see that chicken wing saluting you right back. I’m touched, but I’m also hungry...


9 posted on 05/03/2008 8:21:36 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Chickens will be the guests of honor tonight as I dine with friends at a redneck joint. I’ll be grateful and show respect with every mouthful!


10 posted on 05/03/2008 8:23:15 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fifth most abundant element on the planet.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

LOLOL! Thanks for the chuckle!


11 posted on 05/03/2008 8:24:58 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ThomasThomas

I think it’s the beef and soy lobbies, myself...


12 posted on 05/03/2008 8:25:53 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

“A Cheerful Heart doeth good, like medicine.”


13 posted on 05/03/2008 8:27:18 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

You have no idea how much I respect the chicken wings from Buffalo.


14 posted on 05/03/2008 8:28:27 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Operation Chaos has resumed...)
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To: dixiechick2000

I prefer the buffalo wings.


15 posted on 05/03/2008 8:32:20 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Ezekiel; martin_fierro; Billthedrill; Constitution Day; Larry Lucido; ...
And now, a word from our sponsor.
16 posted on 05/03/2008 8:34:27 AM PDT by dighton
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Indeed!


17 posted on 05/03/2008 8:35:41 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; HungarianGypsy; Diana in Wisconsin; leda; patton

Oh for crying out loud..........

I’m sure the 175,000 chickens residing across the road from my house (which is not all that far from Machipongo) appreciate knowing this.........


18 posted on 05/03/2008 8:36:12 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Grammy; billhilly; proud_yank; Diana in Wisconsin; jazusamo; SJackson; ...

Spirit of Allegiance, this is the funniest thing you’ve ever posted (grin).

Diana and CrappieLuck, I’m exposing you two to the world as chicken abusers. Release your chickens now, and seek salvation!!!!


19 posted on 05/03/2008 8:41:28 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Gabz; Charles Henrickson

UPDATE: It’s now 174,999. One has gone to the Great Platter in the Sky. Let us have a moment of silence (and give Thanks).


20 posted on 05/03/2008 8:42:47 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

Chickens have little peckers


21 posted on 05/03/2008 8:43:17 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: girlangler

Read my post just above yours.........the dateline of this press release, Machipongo, is the next county south of me -— we go there pretty frequently. Our favorite seafood market is located there!!!!


22 posted on 05/03/2008 8:43:31 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

ROFL!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!

The guy that manages the chicken houses across the road is a good buddy of my husband’s and my best friend’s husband, I can’t wait for them to read this article!


23 posted on 05/03/2008 8:45:38 AM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: girlangler
by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)

Hmmmm. I wonder if there is a Respect for Fish day. I'll be in touch. Meanwhile don't do anything that might belittle our finned friends.
24 posted on 05/03/2008 8:46:03 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; girlangler

Thank you both for the post and ping.

We’ll do our part this month for those poor chickens by eating more of them thus getting them off those dreadful farms.


25 posted on 05/03/2008 8:51:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

It may be just as well that Colonel Sanders isn’t around to see this.


26 posted on 05/03/2008 8:55:39 AM PDT by Berosus (Supports the troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
"Did you say chickens?!?

27 posted on 05/03/2008 8:57:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Grammy; billhilly; CrappieLuck

Grammy, billhilly, CrappieLuck and I all respect fish everyday.

We love our finned friends (LOL)


28 posted on 05/03/2008 8:59:34 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: jazusamo; Grammy; CrappieLuck; george76; proud_yank; Gabz; gardengirl; Diana in Wisconsin

LOL. I actually put a frying hen out to thaw this morning, am making fried chicken for dinner.

I just wish PETA would release all the poor captured chickens they save at my house.

On a serious note (true story), a few years ago I was editing an OD magazine, and a coworker brought in a fundraising appeal she had received in the mail.

It was from the AR group Farm Santuary. Remember Sally Struthers on TV pleading for money for starving kids? Well, this was the same thing, FS brochures asking you to participate in their “Adopt A Cow” program.

You could send them money and adopt a cow, and they’d send you pictures and letters updating the progress of your cow.

So, I called FS, and it was the most hilarious conversation you’ve ever heard. The lady explained to me that the founders of FS were at a Grateful Dead outdoor concert in the 1970s, selling tofu hotdogs out of the back of their VW van. They looked over and saw a farmer’s cow, and said “Man, we save other animals, but nobody is saving the cows.”

So, they began Farm Santuary, a non profit to save farm animals. They are now multi millionaires, and own two big farms, one on the east and one on the west coast.

I asked the FS girl “Say I want to adopt one of your cows, and I take it home and put it in my freezer.” She said they have ways to keep that from happening (social workers for cows).

I also asked them where they get their cows, chickens and stuff they keep on their farms. She said they go to stockyards and the farmers just give them the poor downed and sick animals, and they take them and nurse them back to health.

For a good laugh, check out Farm Santuary’s website sometime.


29 posted on 05/03/2008 9:16:51 AM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a man choking his chicken.
30 posted on 05/03/2008 9:17:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Typical White Person)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
These people could "rescue" all of the chicks that they want to simply by putting their money where their mouth is.

Many poultry producers would be glad to contract with these people if they were willing to pay, say, $6.00 per pullet.

31 posted on 05/03/2008 9:32:09 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: girlangler

LOL! Yet another good story, girl, that’s hilarious.

Have to give those moonbats some credit, they used capitalism and what many would consider a scam to make it big.

I’ll bet they’re still moonbat, animal rights whack jobs though, albeit rich ones. :-)


32 posted on 05/03/2008 9:33:17 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: dighton

I need to rustle up some grub ...

33 posted on 05/03/2008 9:37:59 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
I respect chickens! I love them! They're delicious! Seriously, I love all sorts of chickens, and I'm not a bigot in the least sense... I love dark and white meat! I love eggs, pullets, fryers, and stewers! I love them boiled, broiled, brazed, baked, stewed, and fried! Chickens are wonderful!

Plus, here in KC, the original Stroud's, managed by Mike Donnegan has reopened at a new location. The best fried chicken on the face of the earth has come back!

Mark

34 posted on 05/03/2008 10:00:12 AM PDT by MarkL
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
I think it’s the beef and soy lobbies, myself...

Ya think?

Mark

35 posted on 05/03/2008 10:04:48 AM PDT by MarkL
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36 posted on 05/03/2008 10:28:55 AM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance
This should be a multicultural celebration we can all support.

Thailand: Chicken Coconut Milk Soup

Hawaii: Pineapple BBQ Chicken

Morocco: Apricot Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Couscous

China: Kung-Pao Chicken; Sesame Chicken; Mar-Far Chicken; General Tsao’s Chicken

Russia: Chicken Kiev

Hungary: Chicken paprikash

France: Coq au Vin

Italy: Chicken Cacciatore

India: Chicken tika masala

Israel: Jewish Penicillin, AKA Chicken Broth

USA: Broasted Chicken

CSA: Southern Fried Chicken

UK: Boiled Chicken With Marmite Glaze & Mushy Peas

Canada: American Draftdodger Chickens

37 posted on 05/03/2008 12:54:11 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: girlangler
I offer these 4 soldiers as payment for my chicken sins. Photobucket
38 posted on 05/03/2008 1:45:37 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

39 posted on 05/03/2008 2:15:42 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (If you don't put it in context they will put it in their context.)
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To: ApplegateRanch; Yaelle; Alouette
Jewish Penicillin, AKA Chicken Broth

LOL!
40 posted on 05/03/2008 2:23:11 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

There’s no wrong way to cook chicken IMO.


41 posted on 05/03/2008 2:37:59 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I will save any chicken that brings me steak.


42 posted on 05/03/2008 3:07:42 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: MarkL

Saw that sign in Tampa last week. Gave me a chuckle.


43 posted on 05/03/2008 3:09:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: ApplegateRanch

You’re making me hungry.........but I defrosted some venison filet mignons for dinner!


44 posted on 05/03/2008 3:12:56 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: rdl6989
There’s no wrong way to cook chicken IMO.

Absolutely!

I love cooking chicken and finding new ways to fix it, and I always make sure I have plenty for leftover, because I enjoy finding new ways to deal with them just as much!!!

45 posted on 05/03/2008 3:28:05 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Gabz

I jealous! I have to make do with left over roasted wild turkey.


46 posted on 05/03/2008 3:43:35 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: Gabz
I love cooking chicken and finding new ways to fix it, and I always make sure I have plenty for leftover, because I enjoy finding new ways to deal with them just as much!!!

My wife took first in the “Non-Professional: Entree” category of a newspaper cook-off, using a chicken recipe she came up with. It started out as a way to use left over chicken.

I had to eat the “experiments” as she worked out & recorded the exact amounts of each ingredient, to comply with the contest rules.

Such hardships we endure, in the name of research and marital bliss! Glad it was tasty, juicy, and crunchable.

47 posted on 05/03/2008 3:55:05 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: ApplegateRanch

YUM!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 05/03/2008 3:57:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: ApplegateRanch
I had to eat the “experiments” ................ Such hardships we endure,....

ROFL!!!!!!

You sound like my husband! The torture he endures when I'm trying out a new jam or jelly.......heeheehee!

He's getting ready to light the grill, so I best get on the stick and get the rice going..........our daughter is at a minor league baseball game with friends, so we are taking advantage of those filets when it's just the 2 of us :)

BBL

49 posted on 05/03/2008 4:01:39 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: Gabz
Sometimes it reaches the point where I just have to retaliate by flanking the fridge, capturing the stove, then taking over the rest of the kitchen from there, before cuisining her into surrender.
50 posted on 05/03/2008 4:20:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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