(illustration by Nigel Burroughs)
The Washington City Paper May 24, 1996
"UPC used graphic posters of hundreds of hens crammed into battery cages and close-up shots of gruesome chicken tumors to make its point."
On Sunday, May 20, 40 members of United Poultry Concerns joined together to commemorate the lives of the 230 million hens rotting in cages each year in the U.S.
Participants came from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. We distributed delicious egg-free food samples and several hundred free copies of our new recipe booklet Replacing Eggs. The Washington City Paper quoted UPC president, Karen Davis that the vigil will encourage people to "take an interest in the lives of chickens and understand them more compassionately."
UPC would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Vigil for Chickens a success. Please hold a Vigil for Chickens in your local area. UPC will provide you with handouts and full color 18 X 20" posters. Be a stand-up voice for chickens in your community.