In Ridgeland, Wisconsin this February, an event called Pioneer Days will feature a "chicken toss" during which over 200 live chickens will be tossed, one by one, into a crowd of attendees. Each person (adult or child) who catches a chicken gets to keep the chicken.
The event is sponsored by Drunk'n Monkey Bar and Hotel.
This event, which takes place outdoors in the middle of cold Wisconsin winter, is horribly cruel to the chickens and teaches children that animals are no more than objects, such as a ball. Furthermore, there is a huge concern about what will happen to the chickens who now must go home with someone who most likely has no proper shelter for her.
Wisconsin Crimes Against Animals statute 951.02 states that "no person may treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner".
As if this isn't bad enough, during the same event pigs are frightened and chased by large groups of children. Another example of the meanness of this event.
Please sign this petition demanding that this ridiculous, cruel, and insensitive event is canceled.
Event Facebook page.