PETA Statement: Shipped Chicks Go From Shell to Hell

For Immediate Release:
August 20, 2020

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Washington – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to reports that thousands of live chicks shipped to farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in recent weeks following rapid cuts to mail delivery operations:

Vulnerable chicks go from shell to hell when they’re sent through the mail on long, terrifying journeys without food or water. PETA has two words for anyone disturbed by the thought of a package filled with bird bodies: Go vegan.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, visit

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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