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Unwanted Easter Chicks End Up at the City's Animal Care Center

Animals  (tags: Easter gifts, animals, unwanted, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, pets )

- 3857 days ago -
Those fluffy yellow chicks often synonymous with spring might be cute on Easter, but their owners often don't consider the responsibility they'll be after the holiday. Video


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Jen B (23)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 4:38 pm
Things like this wouldn't happen if people learned to view animals as fellow beings rather than animate objects.

Annie J (205)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 5:30 pm
this is sad, people need to smarten up, animals are not disposable

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 6:10 pm
noted thanks Cher, The farmers/producers are just as guilty as the customers who buy, then ditch the "offending" animal/bird who dared grow up!

Deborah N (37)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 6:34 pm
Nothing that they think are cute when little for Easter (chicks,goslings,bunnies,Guinea Pigs, ets.,) when growing up will need more care & food...these are NOT disposeable & they are not someone elses responsibilties.... so many get on the Free Ads in days from the time they buy them... cuz the kids are tired of them in 2 days.. when the reality sets in that oppssss I HAVE TO TAKE MY TIME & TAKE CARE OF THIS LITTLE ANIMAL... lets let Mom do it...its really sad thatthe parents don't smarten up & just get a stuffed animal instead save all alot of bother...expecially the pets ...

Past Member (0)
Friday March 28, 2008, 12:48 am
I could see this happening, gives me the shits to see that large agencies use these poor little babies as a promotional tall, they don't give a damn what happens to them afterwards, if they did they wouldn't hand them out...

Deborah C (247)
Friday March 28, 2008, 2:51 am
It's time people in other countries came to their senses and bought chocolate easter eggs and stuffed toys like we do in the UK!

ROBIN M (312)
Friday March 28, 2008, 4:53 am
when will people ever learn you would think an adult would know better

Dawn H (102)
Friday March 28, 2008, 1:08 pm
Unfortunately the demand for live chicks has peaked again, but much does have to do with the unscrupulous vendors who sell them to folks with educating them on care. They let people pay their $5 and not even tell them how or what to feed the poor thing. They know they are being irresponsible and know they will die in the hands of the uneducated and unknowing consumer.

Daniel Barker (35)
Friday March 28, 2008, 2:15 pm
I remember this conversation, between September 1984 and Apr. 8, 1988. A co-worker mentioned Easter bunnies, and I realized the truth.

Eternal Optimist (115)
Friday March 28, 2008, 7:35 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher :)

No Way (0)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 2:08 am
Wow, and I thought when you know better, you do better . . . This was a practice in the 60's, because I got a pair of green chicks and a duck one Easter. They were displayed at the local Ben Franklin dime store, in a big window display, where it was hard to resist. The chickens quickly grew into big, white, agressive adults. They scared me to death, but it broke my heart when they were butchered by a neighbor because my parents didn't know what else to do about them. My duck, Waddles, got bigger and white too, but he was taken to a private lake, where Daddy liked to fish. Soon there were little ones, that he and his lady paraded across the water when we were there. I have a tiny scar on my hand from Waddles, when he came to greet me one time and gave me a little lovebite . . .

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 8:13 am
There should be a law aginst selling chicks and bunnys on easter for that very reason they just throw them away.
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