Skip to comments.May is International Respect for Chickens Month (FOR GREAT JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, Uh-Huh)
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
(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
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
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
Karen Davis: Karen@upc-online.org
I respect chickens, especially when they’re sweet & sour.
I salute the chicken and want to state that chickens taste great!
Chickens are T. Rex’s closest living kin ...(HUH????)
I guess either chickens are smarter and tougher than that big bad boy, or never mind that ‘Survival of the Fittest’ stuff...
A pot for every chicken to be in, thats my slogan.
Gonzo and Camilla are most likely behind this.
I’m sure I see that chicken wing saluting you right back. I’m touched, but I’m also hungry...
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!
LOLOL! Thanks for the chuckle!
I think it’s the beef and soy lobbies, myself...
“A Cheerful Heart doeth good, like medicine.”
You have no idea how much I respect the chicken wings from Buffalo.
I prefer the buffalo wings.
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.........
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!!!!
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).
Chickens have little peckers
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!!!!
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!
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.
It may be just as well that Colonel Sanders isn’t around to see this.
Grammy, billhilly, CrappieLuck and I all respect fish everyday.
We love our finned friends (LOL)
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.
Many poultry producers would be glad to contract with these people if they were willing to pay, say, $6.00 per pullet.
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. :-)
I need to rustle up some grub ...
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!
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
There’s no wrong way to cook chicken IMO.
I will save any chicken that brings me steak.
Saw that sign in Tampa last week. Gave me a chuckle.
You’re making me hungry.........but I defrosted some venison filet mignons for dinner!
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!!!
I jealous! I have to make do with left over roasted wild turkey.
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.
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 :)