Join Mercy For Animals for a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Fowl Play, followed by an inspiring presentation by United Poultry Concerns founder Karen Davis, PhD about ?The Social and Secret Life of Chickens.?
Where: Columbus Library,[masked]th Avenue [between 50th & 51st Sts.] When: Screening and presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Optional leafleting session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Fowl Play takes viewers on an unforgettable journey behind the closed doors of some of the country's largest egg production facilities and graphically illustrates the heartbreaking plight of laying hens condemned to lives crowded inside file-drawer-sized cages. Through touching interviews with animal rescuers, undercover investigators, veterinarians, and animal behaviorists, we hear compelling stories motivated by kindness and courage from the dedicated individuals who are fighting to save the modern day hen - perhaps the most abused and exploited animal on earth. To view select scenes from the film, please visit www.FowlPlayMovie.com.
Following the film, Karen Davis will relate her personal stories about the chickens at the United Poultry Concerns sanctuary in Maryland to how chickens are treated in factory farms and live poultry markets. Her experiences with chickens for more than twenty years have shown her that chickens are conscious and emotional beings with adaptable sociability and a range of intentions and personalities.
This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Complimentary tofu scramble from Curly's Vegetarian Lunch will be served!
In honor of International Respect for Chickens Month, designed to celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens, guests attending the screening are invited to help raise awareness about the plights of chickens by handing out Compassionate Choices brochures after the event at nearby Columbus Circle.
For more information on this event, please contact Matt at [address removed] or call 347.839.6464.
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