About United Poultry Concerns
United Poultry Concerns is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit
organization that addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in
food production, science, education, entertainment, and human
United Poultry Concerns seeks to make the public aware of
the ways poultry are treated by our society and elsewhere in the
world. We assist the public to see how our treatment of these
birds affects our health, our ethics, our education, our
occupational safety, and our environment. We inform people about
and actively promote alternatives. We do this through our
extensive investigations, our chicken sanctuary, public talks,
writings, mailings, conferences, information displays, and film
presentations using such sources as public interest groups,
animal advocacy organizations, poultry trade publications,
government agencies, and scientific journals and proceedings.
Why We focus on Chickens and other "Domestic Fowl"
These birds are the largest number of abused warm-blooded
animals in the world. Along with the billions of birds who are
slaughtered for "food" each year, millions more suffer in
laboratories, get dumped in animal shelters, and die miserably in
poultry houses without anyone knowing that they ever lived.
We Operate a Poultry Paradise
This is why United Poultry Concerns was started. We are
dedicated to the making of a future in which every chicken,
turkey and duck has a voice that is heard. As part of our
mission, United Poultry Concerns operates a unique sanctuary for
chickens and other domestic fowl in Machipongo, Virginia. We
invite the public to visit us and see what a chicken can be when
a chicken is free!
We Conduct National and International Campaigns
United Poultry Concerns is leading the way to replace school
hatching programs with humane alternatives and to stop the cruel
starvation of hens used for egg production known as "forced
molting," and much more. The US Department of Agriculture praised
United Poultry Concerns for "raising the public consciousness on
the issue and creating opportunities for action."
Our Magazine & Other Publications
United Poultry Concerns publishes a quarterly Magazine,
Poultry Press. We offer a variety of educational materials
including Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the
Modern Poultry Industry, Replacing School Hatching Projects,
Replacing Eggs, and Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A
Poultryless "Poultry" Potpourri.
We Depend on Public Support
United Poultry Concerns is the only organization in the
country and possibly the world exclusively devoted to the plight
of domestic fowl. We are funded entirely by people who care and
who want to make a difference for these birds--people like you.
Please support us.
Please Join UPC Today
All contributions are greatly appreciated and fully tax-deductible.
Employer Identification Number: 52-1705678
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
Ph: (757) 678-7875
Fax: (757) 678-5070