United Poultry Concerns Marks World Farm Animals
Day on the Eastern Shore
UPC will table at the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa,
Va October 2
Machipongo, Va. – October 2nd marks the 20th
anniversary of World Farm Animals Day, now observed
in all 50 states and around the world. A project of Farm Animal
Reform Movement, World Farm Animals Day is dedicated to exposing,
mourning, and memorializing the needless suffering and death of
50 billion innocent, feeling animals in the world’s factory
farms and slaughterhouses.
This year, UPC will hold a free information table
and pass out vegetarian food samples at the Eastern Shore Community
College on Route 13 in Melfa, Va, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UPC President
Karen Davis joins ESCC English Professor Bruce Glassco and Lisa
Glassco in introducing the college’s 200 students to farmed
animal advocacy issues and to homemade vegan “chicken”
salads and sandwiches. We will show our sanctuary video The
Dignity, Beauty, and Abuse of Chickens and answer students’
questions about why we’re there and what they can do to
help make a difference in the lives of millions of suffering chickens
and other animals raised for food.
“We are very pleased to be tabling at the
Eastern Shore Community College this year on behalf of World Farm
Animals Day,” says UPC President Karen Davis. “We
anticipate many students stopping by, picking up our literature,
asking questions, watching our video, and tasting our delicious
For more information contact Karen Davis at 757-678-7875.
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes
the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.