Just in case you weren’t aware of it, today is International Respect for Chickens Day. Sounds like an exciting day, right? Below is an excerpt of the press release by United Poultry Concerns (UPC):
International Respect for Chickens Day Celebrates Chickens
“International Respect for Chickens Day is a day to celebrate the dignity, beauty, and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations,” says UPC president Karen Davis. “Chickens are lively birds who have been torn from the leafy world in which they evolved. We want chickens to be restored to their green world and not be eaten.”
Bird specialists agree that chickens are highly intelligent individuals with social skills that Professor John Webster calls “pretty close to culture – and an advanced one at that. Chickens are sentient creatures and have feelings of their own,” he says. International Respect for Chickens Day urges people to honor chickens by performing a compassionate action for chickens on May 4th.
(For the entire press release click here.)
What utter nonsense, in my humble opinion. Shall we go and purchase some gifts for the chickens closest to our hearts? Maybe we should pay homage to the image of Cornelius on our Corn Flakes box?
I think I’ll celebrate by stopping at Mickey D’s for a Grilled Chicken Sandwich or some McNuggets for lunch. And maybe some KFC or El Pollo Loco for dinner. Hmm…I’ll have to give this some thought. Don’t want to rush into anything and celebrate with the wrong entrée…