United Poultry Concerns February 9, 2001
UPC Letter in WSJ re:Chicken Sexing

Karen Davis, PhD
President
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
12325 Seaside Road PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405
Tel 757-678-7875; fax 5070
www.upc-online.org

Letters Editor
The Wall Street Journal
200 Liberty Street
New York NY 10281

February 9, 2001

Dear Editor:

Re: "Masters of a Dying Art in Japan Get Together Yearly to Sex Chicks," by Bill Spindle, WST, Feb 7: Some arts are better off dead. They never should have lived. The art of chicken sexing is a cruel art. That it takes some skill doesn't elevate it. So what if it's dying. The U.S. egg industry produces over a quarter of a billion unwanted male chicks every year and throws them away. After having struggled to develop inside the egg and be born-theirs is not a passive embryology-the newborns are ground up alive, suffocated to death in trash cans, and gassed at the hatchery. This is one of the slimy sides of the egg industry, which, when you look into it, is all slime.

Sincerely,

Karen Davis, PhD
President

United Poultry Concerns. February 9, 2001


United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
757-678-7875
FAX: 757-678-5070
www.upc-online.org

(UPC Letter in WSJ re:Chicken Sexing)