Monday, April 17, 2006

Postal Workers Have Reports Of Baby Chicks Dying In The Mail: Public Urged Not To Buy Baby Chicks For Easter

A little late, but maybe it will still reach the right people.

Look at this quote: “mail workers are not allowed to open packages that can’t be delivered, even if there are chicks dying inside.”

I think that sums it up. I can’t believe anyone would actually put live baby animals in the mail. You’d have to be one huge idiot.

Article:

Public urged not to buy baby chicks for Easter

Humane Society says many birds die when shipped via mail

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12320227/

The Associated Press
Updated: 6:04 p.m. ET April 14, 2006

WASHINGTON - Baby chicks and ducklings are popular gifts this time of year but The Humane Society of the United States is urging the public not to buy them.

Humane Society cruelty campaign director Ann Chynowith says the common practice of shipping day-old birds in the mail is inhumane.

Upset postal workers are coming to the animal welfare organization with reports of baby chicks dying in the mail. Chynowith says heartbroken mail workers are not allowed to open packages that can’t be delivered, even if there are chicks dying inside. There are, however, regulations for their disposal.

The U.S. Postal Service says there are strict packing requirements to protect day-old poultry and they must be delivered within 72 hours.

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