May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day

Posted by Paige Cerulli
Rooster on traditional free range poultry farm

On May 4th, chicken lovers and advocates across the world will come together to celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. 

Love chickens? Then spread the word: May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day. But the celebration of our fowl friends doesn’t end there: May is International Respect for Chickens Month.

International Respect for Chickens Day was begun by United Poultry Concerns in 2005. The annual day is intended to celebrate the chicken while also bringing attention to the bleak life that chickens live in farming situations.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit which is dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and other fowl. The nonprofit promotes vegan diets and lifestyle, and works to raise awareness of the ways that poultry are used in society.

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United Poultry Concerns urges you to take action for chickens on or around their special day. Suggested activities include holding an office party or classroom celebration, doing a radio call-in, writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, hosting a vegan open house, or just talking to others about how to help chickens.

There will also be plenty of events organized by activists all over the country. Events will include an International Respect for Chickens Day Protest and Leafleting at the Whole Foods Market in Petaluma, California, as well as a leafleting at the White House on Sunday, May 7.

According to Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns:

“Happy chickens are cheerful birds. Chickens love the earth and sun, yet millions are sitting in filthy dark buildings on crippled legs breathing polluted air, as described in my book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs.”

For more information on International Respect for Chickens Day, see United Poultry Concerns’ website.

How will you celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day? Tell us in the comments below. 


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May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day