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Ear-Splitting 'Welcome' for Atlanta Conventioneers
For Immediate Release:January 28, 2013
Contact:Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Atlanta -- Wearing
chicken costumes while banging on pots and pans and holding signs that read,
"Cluck Off, IPE!" and "We Are Not Nuggets!" 10 PETA members
will converge outside the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on
Tuesday—opening day of the International Poultry Expo (IPE). The rackety birds'
point? That chickens used in the poultry and egg industries are abused in ways
that would land producers in jail if their victims were cats or dogs.
When: Tuesday, January 29, 12 noon
Where: Outside the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W., near the intersection with Philips Drive, Atlanta
"PETA's 'chickens' are sending a wake-up call—a
loud one—to everyone who profits from the misery and suffering of these widely
abused birds," says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt.
"Just like dogs and cats, chickens are sensitive, living beings, and they
deserve far better than to be caged, mutilated, and killed."
When chickens are only days old, their sensitive
beaks are cut off with hot
blades. Egg-laying hens then spend an average of two
years crammed together with four to 10 other hens in cages so small that they
can't even spread their wings. When their worn-out bodies can no longer produce
enough eggs, the hens are slaughtered. Chickens raised for their flesh are bred
to grow so quickly that their legs often can't support their
weight. At slaughterhouses, they are slammed upside down into shackles so
roughly that their bones often break. Millions are scalded to death.
To view video footage taken inside factory egg farms, click here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
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