United Poultry Concerns Announces
Ninth Annual Spring Mourning
Vigil for Chickens

Delmarva Chicken Festival

  • Contact:Karen Davis: (757) 678-7875
    Franklin Wade:

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 1999

  • Place: Somers Cove Marina, 715 Broadway St, Crisfield, MD

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On Saturday, June 19, United Poultry Concerns will hold our Ninth Annual Spring Mourning Vigil for Chickens at the "51st Delmarva Chicken Festival" in Crisfield, Maryland. No matter what the Delmarva poultry industry says, chicken is not a healthy or a happy choice. The birds go to slaughter loaded with pathogens. They are subject to cruelty from the hatchery to the slaughterhouse.

Suzette (Rescued hen, now UPC resident)

United Poultry Concerns will have a Banner SICK CHICKENS COOPED IN POOP! We will have full-color posters, free literature, and food. We need people to help staff the table, make vegan food, and distribute literature. Many friendly people visit our table every year and thank us for sticking up for chickens.

Directions From Maryland & Northern VA: take the Washington beltway to Rt 50 East. Cross the Bay Bridge. Drive through Salisbury, MD and go 18 miles on Rt 13 South. Bear right to get onto Rt 413 and drive about 15 miles until you get to 7th street. Make a left onto 7th street, go one block and make a right on broadway. Poultry Festival will have signs posted for parking. Length of trip: 3 1/2 Hours.

Directions From Norfolk: come across the bridge. Take Rt 13 North for approximately 105 miles until you get to Rt 673. Make a left onto Rt 673 and drive for 1/2 mile until you get to Rt 413. Make a left onto Rt 413 and follow the above directions. Length of trip: 3 Hours.

Need a Ride? Meet at the Forest Glen Metro Station in Silver Spring, MD at 7:15 AM. The Forest Glen Metro Station is on Forest Glen Road, just off Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring (Beltway exit 31A). Metro parking is free on Saturdays. For more information call Franklin at 301-564-9164 or email

Please Join Us in Showing the World People Care About Chickens!

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150

(UPC 9th Annual Spring Mourning Vigil for Chickens - June 19, 1999 )