Protesters will oppose cruel and harassing ostrich races at Chandler Ostrich Festival

Protesters will oppose cruel and harassing ostrich races at Chandler Ostrich Festival



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Protests opposing the particular cruel and abusive ostrich events will be held at the Chandler Ostrich Festival this coming weekend upon March 10th, 11th, and twelfth 2017.

Protesters symbolizing United Poultry Concerns and Az Vegan Animal Liberation Activists are usually urging the Chandler Chamber associated with Commerce to eliminate the ostrich competitions – both the chariot style as well as the rodeo style – and concentrate instead on attractions that reveal Chandler’ s evolving high-tech sector and the public’ s growing fascination with digital attractions and exciting individual performers, such as acrobats, dancers plus stage artists.

As soon as said to draw 250, 000 guests, the festival now attracts regarding 100, 000 visitors, according to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

Public interest is dwindling within staged performances featuring animals required to act unnaturally, as witnessed from the demise of Ringling Bros. festival. Rather than cling to relics from the past, the Chamber should get stock and get out of the animal amusement business.

Ostriches – the oldest living birds in the world – are designed to roam vast wilderness spaces and survey the property with their brilliant eyes in all directions at the same time. In their natural habitat, ostriches are usually dignified birds devoted to their families.

By contrast, the ostrich competitions strip ostriches of their dignity, get them to look silly, and put them at risk. Ostriches are not suited by character or anatomy to pull chariots plus carry riders. Their large vulnerable eyes, long legs and necks can be easily injured – plus whatever injuries they sustain are usually hidden from view as the ostriches are whisked away immediately when the show is over.

“ These races send a dangerous information, especially to children: That it’ s fun to force pets to do things against their can if somebody finds it entertaining. Rather we should be teaching our children to regard animals and protect them, not really frighten them and put them within harmful displays for our entertainment, ” says protest organizer Robert Franklin.

For these reasons, United Chicken Concerns and Arizona Vegan Pet Liberation Activists will protest the particular ostrich races with brochures plus posters this weekend. Protesters may respectfully talk with attendees and desire the Chandler Chamber of Business to retire the ostrich contests permanently from the festival and make use of that space for innovative non-animal entertainment that is likely to attract totally new generations of festivalgoers.

United Poultry Concerns and Az Vegan Animal Liberation Activists market the compassionate and respectful remedying of birds and all animals.

 

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