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27 October 1999


"I used to keep rescued chickens. I called them 'my girls.' They had as much personality as any dog and a whole lot more than some people I've known. They played ball with chick-peas and bits of melon, fought over the best perch to nap on, gossiped behind the shed, and loved to sit peacefully on my lap and get all gussied up for the rooster. They had their own language and used it to announce the arrival of my old dog, whom two of them adored, and often sat on top of. Today, each American is estimated to eat about 31 of my girls every year, despite the availability of soy 'chicken' that tastes pretty much like the real dead bird but comes without the cholesterol or the cruelty."

~~ Ingrid E. Newkirk, President of PETA
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