UPC would like to thank all of our donors who responded quickly and generously to our urgent request for contributions to print the brochures and organize the event. A very special thank you to United Animal Nations and The Humane Farming Association for their significant financial support, to Teri Barnato of AVAR for her gracious hospitality, and to UPC member Patricia Yelick, whose gift of a standby ticket made possible the trip to CA. UPC is deeply grateful for staff participation from the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights, The Fund for Animals, Action for Animals, In Defense of Animals, and United Animal Nations.
UPC joined Frank Branchini, Executive Director of the Anne Arundel County, MD SPCA, in a successful protest-letter campaign to stop Giant Food from selling emu at the gourmet Giant in McLean, VA. Writers received a written reply from Giant's Vice President of Consumer Affairs, Odonna Mathews, stating, "Please know that due to a lack of consumer interest, we no longer carry it." Thank you Giant.