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Quash the Squash

RSPCARSPCA Junior Member
edited September 2009 in "Off Your Chest"
Hi all,

I’m writing on behalf of the RSPCA, raising awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. I think this topic may be of real interest to many of you, and I hope it will be OK to start a topic about it. If this is not an appropriate place for it or a mod would like to discuss it please do let me know.

Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds. Even at current minimum standards, each bird is given less space than a sheet of A4. It’s hard to walk or even flap their wings. But this legislation would allow yet more birds to be squashed in, cutting that space by almost a quarter.

We desperately need you to join us in urging Jim Fitzpatrick, Minister for Animal Welfare, to make the right choice for UK chickens and quash the squash, by sending an email via ourchicken campaign website.

We have also created a short film called Irritating Chicken to highlight the plight of meat chickens. The purpose of the stunt was to invade people’s personal space and make them feel what it is like being squashed into a chicken shed. The video can be found at http://bit.ly/ichick.

Thank you for your time and your support,

Stefan, on behalf of RSPCA
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