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|Protest Live Chicken Sales in SF|
|Date||Sunday October 10|
|Time||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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|Heart of the City Farmers' Market in UN Plaza, San Francisco|
|info [at] lgbtcompassion.org|
Every Sunday and Wednesday morning, hundreds of birds are sold for food out of terrible conditions at the Heart of the City Farmers' Market in San Francisco.Added to the calendar on Tuesday Sep 28th, 2010 5:17 PM
Contrary to the spirit of a San Francisco farmers' market, the animals are a product of industrial farming and arrive wounded, sick, and dehydrated. They are sold live -- two per small paper bag -- to untrained individuals who bring them to their homes and restaurants to kill how and when they see fit.
Twice a week, we have a factory farm in the middle of our city and most people are unaware. The unfortunate situation presents an opportunity to advocate for the lives of these specific farmed animals while also educating the public on veganism and animal rights.
A small group of activists has been leafleting and investigating nearly every market day for months, but the time has come to take a stand. We have overwhelming evidence that the live poultry vendors at the Heart of the City Farmers' Market are in violation of many local, state and federal laws.
The proper authorities have been notified in every case but have refused to enforce. Join us on Sunday, October 10 to protest the city's inaction, the market management's complacency, and the poultry vendors' cruelty.
Leaflets and signs will be provided, but feel free to make your own too!
In violation of their permit to operate, the chicken vendors leave the birds in cages filled with their own feces and without water.