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Minneapolis chicken rescuers believe a bird in the hand is better than a bird on the plate | Twin Cities Daily Planet

September 26, 2012

AFA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sequoya Branch, Madison Public Library
4340 Tokay Boulevard, Madison

Special guests: Christine Heppermann, author of City Chickens, will discuss her new book about Chicken Run Rescue.

She’ll be joined by Mary Britton Clouse and Bert Clouse from Chicken Run Rescue.

6:00 – 7:15 Guest speakers
7:30 – 8:30 AFA meeting (all welcome to attend!)

Please come and meet the AFA Board of Directors, get a recap on 2012 and learn about our plans for the coming year.

Vegan refreshments will be served.

Read full article here:

The Clouses’ devotion to chickens goes beyond rescuing individual birds. They are determined to get chickens off people’s plates and into their laps. They advocate a plant-based diet (for people – chickens are omnivores) with no eggs and no chickens.

“Chickens are warm and silky and nice to hold,” said Mary. “They are companion animals, not food.

Minneapolis chicken rescuers believe a bird in the hand is better than a bird on the plate | Twin Cities Daily Planet.

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  1. madravenspeak
    September 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm | #1

    And they are fabulous as the subject of watercolor and oil paintings. A common theme of Japanese hand-painted scrolls are the beauty of chicken families. I hope to get back to painting them some day. They were a wild bird like pheasants – and their feathers are phenomenal – if kept on THEIR bodies!

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