Melbourne Chicken Save Vigil & Outreach

Tue, May 4, 2021

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM AEST

La Ionica Poultry Slaughterhouse

5 Lipton Drive, Thomastown, VIC, 3074, Australia (map)
  • Animals
Tags: Activism
Event Description
Event hosted by Melbourne Chicken Save, Animal Save Australia. This is a free event.

Join us in this peaceful and respectful event as part of International Respect for Chickens Month to pay tribute to the billions of victims that are killed each year for the food industries.

This action will involve bearing witness to the 6 week old baby chickens who are about to be killed at the La Ionica Slaughterhouse facility where 500,000 are killed each and every week. We will also be outreaching outside the La Ionica Fine Foods shop located at the front of the slaughterhouse, handing out educational leaflets about the true facts of Australian chickens that are bred for consumption and the horrors that go with the industry. We hope to open the eyes of non-vegans to the immense suffering and exploitation of non-human animals, and to inspire vegans to become activists and agents of change.

As part of the tribute we will be laying flowers outside the front of the slaughterhouse. Feel free to bring some along, real or imitation flowers are fine.

If you have any questions please message directly. Thanks and look forward to seeing you all there for the chickens!!

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Respect for Chickens Month is the perfect time to educate others about these much under-appreciated birds. Despite their reputation, chickens are clever, social birds. They have self-awareness and the capacity to feel and suffer. And like other animals, they are exploited in many ways including;
Food, Research, Testing: Environmental toxicity testing, Education: Chick hatching exercises.

The easiest way that we can show our compassion to chickens is to stop eating them. If you’re not convinced yet, here are a few more reasons:
• They’re smarter than your companion animal. Why love one and eat the other? Leading animal behavior scientists from around the globe know that chickens are inquisitive and interesting animals whose cognitive abilities are in some cases more advanced than those of cats, dogs, and even some primates.
• They have no legal protection. Many people think that farm workers have to treat animals well,
but the billions of chickens killed each year are not protected by a single federal law—the Humane Slaughter Act exempts birds from its protection, even though there are more than 55 times as many chickens slaughtered each year as pigs and cows combined!
• Billions of them die each year. Chickens are arguably the most abused animal on the planet. In Australia alone, more than 6.5 billion chickens are killed for their flesh each year, and 16 million hens are used for their eggs of which 9 million are housed in battery cages. Ninety-nine percent of these animals spend their lives in total confinement—from the moment they hatch until the day they are killed.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Stand up for them and join us.

No animal deserves to suffer for your palate.


We acknowledge that this event takes place on stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The Traditional Owners of the lands and we pay respect to their Elders, past present and emerging. we respect their spiritual relationship with Country. That sovereignty was never ceded. This always, always will be, Aboriginal land.

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