|Where: McKeldon Library, University of Maryland, College Park Campus
When: Thursday, November 18, 2004
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
United Poultry Concerns will leaflet on behalf of turkeys and a compassionate Thanksgiving in front of McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland-College Park, on Thursday, November 18. We will urge students to “Discover New Traditions at Thanksgiving – Go Vegan!” Why?
- In nature, turkeys spend up to 5 months close to their mothers. Turkeys raised for food never know the comfort of a mother bird’s wings or the joy of exploring the woods and fields with her.
- Turkeys raised for food are full of diseases and drugs. Poultry Science reported that 72% to 100% of turkeys have Campylobacter at the slaughterhouse – despite all the drugs.
- Turkeys suffer from painful lameness so severe they try to walk on their wings.
- Turkeys at birth are put “through major surgery.” They are “traumatized” - Dr. William E. Donaldson, North Carolina State University
- Turkeys are sexually abused to reproduce.
- Turkeys are tortured to death.
- “Free-range” is a fraud.
- Turkeys are friends, not food.
- Mrs. Gobble-Good’s Golden Brown Pie is delicious.
On Wednesday, November 17, UPC will publish a full-page ad in the student newspaper The Diamondback urging students to DISCOVER NEW TRADITIONS!
Please join us in sticking up for turkeys at the University of Maryland, College Park on Thursday, November 18 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. We will provide handout literature and posters. For more information, call Karen Davis at 757-678-7875.
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. www.upc-online.org
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150