Birds Will Create Unique 'Chicken Scratch' Paintings With Their Feet, Then Fly Off to Their New Hollywood Homes
For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2014
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Almost 100 rescued chickens—saved from egg farms by Animal Place sanctuary—will embark on their new lives as beloved family companions on Saturday, when PETA’s Bob Barker Building will host the biggest chicken adoption event ever. And some famous faces will be on hand for some quality hen time, including Elisabetta Canalis, Holly Marie Combs, and Courtney Stodden.
When: Saturday, December 6, 1:30 p.m.
Where: PETA’s Bob Barker Building, 2154 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
While the birds relax and wait for their pre-approved new “parents,” some of the hens will be busy creating unique “chicken scratch” art by walking through harmless watercolor paints and onto canvases. The human guests will snack on egg-free tofu salad sandwiches, vegan eggnog, and other chicken-friendly fare that spares birds immense suffering, such as having parts of their beaks cut off shortly after birth and spending their lives crammed into wire cages.
“PETA’s motto reads, in part, that ‘animals are not ours to eat,’ and after one look at these sensitive, social birds, it’s easy to see why,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Not everyone is equipped to care for a rescued chicken properly, but everyone can help chickens simply by not eating them or the eggs they are caged to produce.”
“These birds will never be used as egg-laying machines or cut up for dinner—they’ll be family companions, as beloved as any dog or cat,” says Animal Place Executive Director Kim Sturla.