Most folks know that farm stores sell baby chicks, especially come springtime. The Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center, of course, adamantly opposes this practice if for no other reason than it condones the sale of a living creature. All creatures are equally and inherently entitled to live their own lives and not be bred, bought, and sold at the whims of any other creatures. There are, of course, many other reasons to oppose this practice, such as the fact that the chicks are mailed via the USPS to the farm stores from hatcheries that are as barbaric as anything a typical factory farm has to offer, and the fact that so many people tire of their purchases after awhile and then seek to either dump or kill the grown chickens (especially when they turn out to be roosters).
However, Buccheit has gone too far. Check out their site: http://www.buchheitonline.com/
They are not only giving away chicks but they are also targeting the promotion to children. It’s hard to imagine a more irresponsible, cruel way to make a buck.
Please contact Buccheit (stores below) and politely but firmly insist that this sales promotion stop at once.
For the animals,
Buchheit Corporate Office 33 P.C.R. 540 Perryville, MO 63775 (573)547-1010 Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm http://www.buchheitonline.com/ Locations: Buchheit of Perryville 1011 South Hwy 51 Perryville, MO 63775 (573)547-6565 Mon-Sat 7:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm Buchheit of Jacksonville 2200 West Morton Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217)245-4440 Mon-Sat 7:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm Buchheit of Herculaneum 200 Riverview Herculaneum, MO 63048 (636)475-6020 Mon-Sat 7:00am to 9:00pm Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm Buchheit of Sparta 1817 North Market Sparta, IL 62286 (618)443-2455 Mon-Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm Buchheit of Jackson 2801 Old Orchard Rd. Jackson, MO 63755 (573)204-1700 Mon-Sat 7:00am to 9:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm Buchheit of Greenville 1400 E. City Rt. 40 Greenville, IL 62246 (618)664-9100 Store Hours Mon-Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm Buchheit of Centralia 1045 W. Broadway In the Fairview Park Plaza Centralia, IL 62801 (618)533-3850 Mon-Sat 8:00am to 8:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 5:30pm