Chicken-Catching Country Crooner to Help Birds?

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Kevin Skinner

This week, Kevin Skinner—an unemployed chicken catcher from Mayfield, Kentucky—sang and strummed his way to the top of America’s Got Talent and walked away with a cool million dollars. Congratulations, Kevin!

Kevin’s been given a new start on life. Wouldn’t it endear him to millions of people if he were to extend that same second chance to those in need—say, to chickens who were abused on factory farms?

We’re asking Kevin to donate part of his prize money to a farmed-animal sanctuary to help care for chickens abused by the meat and egg industries. Kevin has the opportunity to give chickens the chance to enjoy all the things that they were denied on factory farms, such as building nests, caring for their young, and enjoying the company of their flock.

We also sent him a congratulatory present, of course: a package of Boca Chik’n Patties. Delicious!

Written by Amanda Schinke

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