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What do Pocahontas and the dismemberment of roosters have in common? Absolutely nothing. But that hasn’t stopped the Potomac, Md.-based United Poultry Concerns (UPC) from attempting to pluck some attention from Disney’s latest animation feature by encouraging people at the movie’s opening to protest “rooster pulls” performed by some members of the Pueblo Indian tribe in New Mexico. The pulls, brought to America by Spanish conquistadors as a way of improving horsemanship, often involve the roping, burying, and beating of live roosters. UPC members promise to be at selected film openings here and across the country to mobilize moviegoers against the ritual. “We are the voice of the roosters,” says spokeswoman Karen Davis. Even though Pocahontas, a Powhatan Indian, never set eyes on a Pueblo or a conquistador, Davis says that theaters showing the Disney version of her life are a proper setting for UPC’s protest because the movie portrays a Native American ethic concerning the relationship between people and nature that Davis feels is proper. “We want to educate people by making them think about Pocahontas,” she says, “and how these rooster pulls really violate and mock everything which the movie represents.”