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PETA wants chicken statues in city centres

On 4 May, many people around the world celebrated International Respect for Chickens Day, urging compassion for chickens.

Animal rights groups in many parts of the world organised events highlighting the need for better treatment of chickens, if not total abstinence from eating poultry, reports The Hindu.

India's People for Ethical Treatment of Animals asked municipalities nationwide to build monuments for the chicken in the city centres. Kochi City Corporation was also urged to erect a statue of a chicken in a busy part of the city to pay respect to the countless number of the fowls killed every year.

“Erecting a chicken statue in a busy part of the city will elevate these birds in the minds of people, perhaps convincing many to leaving chicken off their plates,” said PETA’s chief functionary, Anuradha Sawhney, PETA’s chief functionary, in a letter to the city administration.

Source: The Hindu

Natalie Berkhout

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