The anti-poultry fringe group United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is taking on the evil menace of Easter eggs, planning a protest outside the White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll, an event the group calls “Shells from Hell.”

If it seems like there are more pressing things to be concerned about this year, and that in the wake of last September’s events we should cherish holidays and family events like the Egg Roll, remember that UPC mother hen Karen Davis has a skewed perspective.

“It is species-ist to think that the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center was a greater tragedy than what millions of chickens endured that day,” she has written, concluding that “the death of thousands of people” on September 11 actually “reduced the amount of pain and suffering in the world” — since some 3,000 people would no longer be alive to eat chickens.