Update: Riverview Baptist Church Cancels ‘Chicken Chase’!

As you know, on April 3, the Riverview Baptist Church in Pasco, Washington, planned to hold a cruel “Chicken Chase” activity during which chickens would have been released into an arena, only to be chased down by frantic children hoping to win baby chicks as prizes. PETA has just learned that the event has been canceled! Thank you to all who spoke up for the animals and to the Riverview Baptist Church for its compassionate decision!

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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