Alberta, Canada, High School Makes Chicken Race Fundraiser Animal-Free

January 2005

After hearing from PETA, Lacombe Composite High School in Alberta, Canada, made a planned chicken race fundraiser cruelty-free by choosing to host a race between two student council members dressed in chicken costumes instead of using live chickens. Principal Jayson Lovell stated that “if one person is offended by something we are doing, we are willing to make a change. We don’t want anyone leaving here feeling badly about something we’ve done.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind