Where: McKeldon Library, University of Maryland, College Park Campus
When: Thursday Sept 30, 2004
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
United Poultry Concerns and the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center will leaflet on behalf of chickens in front of McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland-College Park, on Thursday September 30 th , in honor and memory of the 9.5 billion chickens who died in US chicken houses and slaughterhouses in 2003, and who continue to be tortured and murdered by the billions.
The chicken industry is conspicuous on the College Park campus - a reflection of the blood money pouring into university pockets from the poultry industry on the Eastern Shore.
On Wednesday, September 29, United Poultry Concerns will publish a full-page ad in the student newspaper The Diamondback describing the suffering and death of chickens and urging students to "kick the bloody bucket and go vegan."
Every day in this country, 25 million chickens are tortured to death in US slaughterhouses. In "Clarification on Stunner Usage" (05/27/04), former chicken slaughterhouse worker Virgil Butler writes on his website: "Every chicken is bled out while still sentient. They hang there and look at you while they are bleeding. Sometimes if they are not completely immobilized by the stunner (which happens frequently), they will try to hide their head from you by sticking it under the wing of the chicken next to them" ( www.cyberactivist.blogspot.com) .
Please join us in sticking up for chickens at the University of Maryland, College Park on September 30 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
Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center provides a haven for hens and roosters who have escaped or been rescued from the poultry and egg industries or other abusive circumstances. www.bravebirds.org
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150