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Two opportunities to help chickens--join us!

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Two important demonstrations for chickens are coming up. First, please consider joining our friends at Mercy for Animals who are coming into town to protest cruelty to chickens at McDonald's suppliers. The protest will be at McDonald's at 6850 Forest Hill Ave next Thursday, September 24, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Click here for more details and to sign up:

Then, join us for the first-ever Richmond Chicken Save vigil on October 8. You've probably seen the trucks that carry chickens, packed violently into crates, through all weather extremes to a violent death at the slaughterhouse. Every day, thousands of birds travel in these trucks along Hull Street, destined for the Tyson plant in Glen Allen, where they will be hung upside-down, have their throats cut open, and die painful deaths to become wings or BBQ. Let's stand together in a peaceful vigil on this route for the first-ever Richmond Chicken Save demonstration, led by Richmond Friends of Animals.

WHEN: Thursday, October 8,  5:30pm - 7:00pm
WHERE: McDonald's at 14540 Hancock Village Street, Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 (facing Hull Street)

Our vigil will serve two purposes. As the trucks pass us, we'll hold signs to recognize the suffering of these gentle animals. Additionally, we'll be standing in front of the McDonald's facing Hull St in Chesterfield. Tyson happens to be a major supplier of McDonald's chicken nuggets, so we'll be able to appeal to the dinner crowd to try compassionate meat-free eating.

Richmond Chicken Save by RFA is part of the international Save Movement, which began with Toronto Pig Save in Canada. Around the world, compassionate people hold vigils outside of slaughterhouses or on truck routes for pigs, cows, chickens, and other animals destined for painful deaths. This movement is a powerful one, as onlookers begin to make the connection between meat and the suffering behind it, while participants often have the opportunity to meet these terrified animals face-to-face and understand their suffering in a new light.

Posters will be provided. Just bring yourself and a friend! Please avoid parking directly in the McDonald's parking lot. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!