Creature Calendar: May 4-It's International Respect for Chickens Day
 
Today is International Respect for Chickens Day. Begun in 2005 by United Poultry Concerns , it is to "celebrate chickens throughout the world and to protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations."

Check out United Poultry Concern's website for more information about how you can take action to help chickens. Of course, the biggest thing you can do is to take direct action for chickens three times a day by not participating in eating their bodies or their eggs. #GoVegan 

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SUNRISE/SUNSET: The days are getting longer ... Today in Cleveland, Tenn., the sun will rise at 6:45 am and set at 8:27 pm. That's one minute more of daylight than we had yesterday, and more than two hours more daylight than we had six months ago. 

MOON PHASE:   Tonight the moon is a 62.3% Waxing Gibbous. It will rise in the afternoon, before we can see it, and will be in the night sky wee hours of Friday morning. Look up!