UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS

2,807 supporters

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 www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. We invite you to join us and support our work. 

Started 1 petition

Petitioning Chandler Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Terri Kimble

Stop Ostrich Races

On March 10-12, 2017, the Chandler Arizona Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Ostrich Festival. Begun in 1989, the festival hires an animal supplier to provide ostriches to pull chariots and be ridden rodeo-style.   Ostriches are the oldest living birds on earth, evolved to roam the desert and view the land in all directions at once. They are devoted parents. The ostrich races strip them of their dignity, put them in danger, and make fun of them. Ostriches are not suited by temperament or anatomy to pull chariots and be ridden by “cowboys.” Their large fragile eyes, long necks and legs are easily injured. What Can I Do? Sign & Share This Petition!  By signing this petition the following letter will be emailed to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce: Dear Chandler, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, We respectfully urge you to cancel the ostrich races and make the festival a positive event that respects the life and feelings of all creatures. Just as Chandler’s transition to a high tech center has benefited the town, so the Ostrich Festival can evolve to a lucrative attraction in which the ostrich races are relegated to a past that no longer reflects the consciousness of today’s society toward animals.   _______________ You can also send a personal message directly to the Chamber of Commerce: Terri Kimble, President/CEOChandler Chamber of Commerce25 S. Arizona Place, Suite 201Chandler, AZ 85225Phone: 480-963-4571. 800-963-4571Fax: 480-963-0188Email: terri@chandlerchamber.comChamber Email: Info@chandlerchamber.com  

UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS
2,807 supporters