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United Poultry Concerns Asks Ridgeland, Wisconsin to Drop Chicken Toss

MACHIPONGO, Va., Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Poultry Concerns is joining Wisconsin-based Alliance for Animals in urging the village of Ridgeland, Wisconsin to cancel their February "Chicken Toss" due to its cruelty to defenseless birds in frigid temperatures.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at https://www.upc-online.org , and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. We invite you to join us and support our work. (PRNewsFoto/United Poultry Concerns)

The "chicken toss" consists of throwing chickens, one or two at a time, up in the air from a tavern roof. Crowds scramble to grab the birds as they fall to the ground. The chickens are huddled freezing and fearful together in crates and bags awaiting their mistreatment by villagers who consider this animal abuse fun.

There is no similarity between a chicken being pulled from a container and thrown roughly up in the air from a roof, and a chicken fluttering to the ground voluntarily from a perch.

In addition to the physically cruel conditions is the heartless attitude toward the birds.

"Chickens are very intelligent, sensitive creatures," says Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns. "They know they are in an atmosphere of meanness and hurtfulness from which they cannot defend themselves."

It's time for Ridgeland to quit this cruel, moronic entertainment. They shame themselves by acting like village idiots, abusing helpless animals for fun, and teaching their children to be vicious bullies.

Cision

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SOURCE United Poultry Concerns