Help us stop chick hatching programs in Australian childcare centres by signing the petition!
For every signature, an email is sent to the major childcare centres asking them to ban the practice in their centres. This can only be effective if we have big numbers, so please sign and spread the word on facebook, twitter etc.
Why should the programs stop?
- They deprive a chick of its mother and according to the RSPCA, chicks often die or are born deformed due to incubator malfunctions and inadequate care.
- Approximately 50 per cent of the chicks grow up to be roosters, which are illegal to keep in most places and therefore are killed, dumped or surrendered to already overflowing animal shelters.
- The hatching programs teach children that chicks and other animals are disposable objects, instead of living beings requiring a lifetime of care and commitment.
These are just some of the reasons. Let's stop these programs - please share the petition with everyone you know!