ANNUAL REPORT for 1994
To Our Members,
On behalf of United Poultry Concerns, I would like to thank each and every one of you very much for your strong and continuing support on behalf of our dedicated effort to create a more just and compassionate world for chickens and other domestic fowl. Thanks to your support in 1994, UPC:
- persuaded Bob Evans Farms to replace the "International Chicken Flying Contest" with a humane form of entertainment at their annual October festival.
- persuaded The Coca-Cola Company to issue a policy statement against sponsoring or promoting cockfighting events in Latin America.
- persuaded AmericanAirlines to remove foie gras from its International Duty Free catalog by June 1995.
- initiated a vigorous letter-writing campaign to replace the annual "Turkey Olympics" in New Preston, CT with a humane form of Thanksgiving entertainment.
- launched the international protest campaign against the "rooster pull," a horrible tourist entertainment in New Mexico based on the dismemberment of live roosters before spectators.
- organized successful public education protests with strong media coverage at the Townsends chicken slaughterhouse in Millsboro, DE; the Delmarva Chicken Festival in Dover, DE; the National Turkey Federation conference in Williamsburg, VA; and the United Game Fowl Breeders Association in Richmond, VA.
- published the first information brochure in the United States on ostriches and emus; a brochure against chicken-flying contests; a Fact Sheet on the effect of intensive poultry production, "Fouling the Environment."
- introduced the powerful new video showing the horrendous cruelty of factory farm egg production, Raw Footage, Raw Pain: Inside a Battery Hen Operation by Dave Crawford.
- launched a national campaign to replace chick hatching projects with humane alternatives in the classroom. UPC published and distributed a model resource catalog for educators, the first and only one of its kind in the United States, Replacing School Hatching Projects: Alternative Resources & How to Order Them.
- extended our campaign against the debeaking of poultry in food production by placing a vivid sequence of display advertisements in WildBird magazine and in The Diamondback student newspaper at the University of Maryland, College Park.
- adopted eleven homeless chickens into our sanctuary as well as placing many abandoned and abused chickens, turkeys, and ducks in permanent homes around the country.
- published numerous letters-to-the-editor and op-ed articles including publications in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and Dear Abby.
- provided a wealth of information and
- assistance in immediate response to thousands of requests from educators, parents, animal activists, public interest groups, students, and the media throughout the year.
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Founder and President