Two animal welfare groups who were planning to serve dead chickens at
a luncheon to help raise awareness of the need to spay and neuter
companion dogs and cats canceled the luncheon after animal advocates
protested the intended meal. A representative of The Humane Alliance
of Western North Carolina told United Poultry Concerns President
Karen Davis today that the July 31 fundraiser was canceled after UPC
emailed a letter to the group yesterday urging that their humane
education programs be consistently applied to all feeling beings and
that animals not be pitted against each other in bids for support.
When Carolina Animal Action President Stewart David alerted UPC of
the intended meal we posted an Action Alert earlier this week.
Carolina Animal Action has been urging the two organizations, Haywood
County Animal Welfare Association and The Humane Alliance of Western
North Carolina, along with other North Carolina humane societies, to
support "Campaign Humane" by pledging to serve only vegetarian meals
at all of their functions. The groups are now "seriously considering"
all-vegetarian functions in the future.
United Poultry Concerns is sending both groups complimentary copies
of our vegan cookbook Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A
Poultryless Poultry Potpourri to show how easy and delicious vegan
We thank everyone who wrote letters imploring the two groups not to
serve abused dead animals at their humane awareness fundraising
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. For more information visit