A response on the Reptile Gardens Chicken Controversy
If you saw my blogpost a little while back, I was publicly expressing that I hoped they weren't going to cave to these goofs.
From US Newswire: United Poultry Concerns Urges South Dakota’s Reptile Gardens Tourist Attraction to Drop Chicken 'Basketball'
UPC urged Reptile Gardens to honor its claim to educate the public about the animals it houses by closing chicken basketball and tic tac toe the same as it closed its other trained animal shows. UPC asked Reptile Gardens to develop alternative programs that teach respect for the relationship that chickens and other birds share with reptiles in the course of evolution.
Want to hear something that's not funny from the group's founder?Anyway, in response this morning under the original post, This comment was posted:"The deaths of thousands of people ... reduced the amount of pain and suffering in the world since they wouldn't be around to eat more chicken."Reptile Gardens - right or wrong, you owe it to South Dakota not to cave to these nuts.- Karen Davis, Founder United Poultry Concerns
(In reference to the attack on the World Trade Center, New York, Sept. 11, 2001; at the Animal Rights Conference, Washington, DC, June 27, 2003.)
Reptile Gardens, good for you! It's about time that people started standing up to these off the wall groups and calling them on the ridiculous things they come up with. I'll tell you what - this almost demands that a trip to Reptile Gardens is in my summer itinerary.
That, and I'm going to throw some chicken on the grill tonight just for Karen Davis.
As I watch it sizzle over hot coals, it's to remind me of her final reward after that crack supporting the murder of thousands of victims on 9/11/2001.