Birdmen of Alcatraz

The advocacy group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) recently contacted Virginia authorities about leasing a former correctional facility for use as a “chicken museum.” The Botetourt Correctional Center in Troutville, now standing empty, would under PETA's plan house exhibits detailing the mistreatment of fowl on factory farms. It would also include example of chickens' habits and intelligence.

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