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UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS

FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM 2004

Dear Friend,

United Poultry Concerns is pleased to invite you to sponsor and attend “Mad Cows to Mad Chickens: What Insiders Can Tell You About Agribusiness, Animal Liberation, and Your Diet,” which will take place August 21-22, 2004, at the Hilton Airport Norfolk Hotel, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Inspired by former Tyson chicken slaughter plant worker, Virgil Butler, our featured speaker, and by growing public awareness of the deplorable treatment of animals exploited for food and its link to human and nonhuman animal suffering and diseases, our Forum brings together experts from behind the scenes of the meat, poultry, egg, dairy, medical, and alternative animal production industries.

The attached registration form and program (the 2-day schedule is attached) show the powerful and diverse group of speakers you will hear, talk to, and interact with for two full days of exciting discussions, exhibit tables, continental breakfasts, and vegan buffet luncheons, capped by a Sunday evening visit to United Poultry Concerns for a delicious dinner provided by Little Italy Restaurant and a visit with our chickens, turkeys, and ducks!

We invite you to attend our Forum and to select one of our key sponsorship options. As a sponsor you will receive prominent recognition in our Forum program, and one or two free registrations, plus a 2005 FREE UPC membership.

We look forward to your support for and participation in our Fifth Annual Forum, “Mad Cows to Mad Chickens,” August 21-22, in Norfolk, Virginia. Virgil Butler, who is making his first conference appearance, will take us inside the hidden world of the chicken industry. Please join us in welcoming him and hearing his story about what goes on, what caused him to speak out, and how we can join him in helping the birds.

Sincerely,

Karen Davis, PhD

President

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM 2004

Mad Cows to Mad Chickens: What Insiders Can Tell You About Agribusiness, Animal Liberation, and Your Diet

Meet the eyewitnesses and hear their testimony from behind the scenes of the meat, poultry, egg, dairy, medical, and alternative animal production industries

Saturday, August 21 – Sunday August 22, 2004

Hilton Airport Norfolk Hotel
1500 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
Toll Free: 800-422-7474
$92.00 single/double occupancy
Guests must advise they will be with UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS group when making their reservation. Each reservation must be guaranteed via credit card number or check.

Click Here for Directions to UPC and Other Accommodations

Registration : $75 per person. Students & seniors: $40 (Registration form is attached)

Vegan luncheon and Continental breakfast will be provided both days by United Poultry Concerns.

A complimentary dinner , provided by Little Italy, will be hosted at United Poultry Concerns' headquarters & chicken sanctuary on Sunday evening following the Forum.

Speakers :

Sarahjane Blum, media director for GourmetCruelty.com, a grassroots coalition dedicated to exposing the truth about the cruel delicacy of foie gras, through undercover investigation, open rescue, and educational outreach.

Virgil Butler, former Tyson chicken slaughterhouse worker in Grannis, Arkansas, whose testimony about the horrible conditions at Tyson and ongoing website revelations were featured in a front-page article in the Los Angeles Times , “A Killing Floor Chronicle,” Dec. 8, 2003.

Terry Cummings, codirector of Poplar Spring Farm Animal Sanctuary, whose visit to Springfield Farm, a free-range turkey farm in Sparks, Maryland, showed how these turkeys actually live.

Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis, a former dairy goat farmer, and now the director of Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, Massachusetts, had an eye-opening experience that changed her life forever.

Mary Finelli, Farmed Animal Advocacy Consultant and former Editor of Farmed Animal Watch.

Lester Friedlander , DVM, former chief veterinary USDA Meat Inspector at the largest hamburger production plant in the country, was one of the first veterinarians in the U.S. to study tapes of what BSE-infected cows look like. He was fired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for speaking out on 48 Hours (CBS) and Prime Time Live (ABC).

Michael Greger, M.D., Mad Cow Coordinator for the Organic Consumers Association and Chief BSE Investigator for Farm Sanctuary, is the author of “The Killer Among Us” and many other articles on human and animal health issues.

Pattrice Jones, co-director of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center and coordinator of the Global Hunger Alliance, lives and learns from chickens and chicken “growers” in the heart of Delmarva poultry country.

Jim Mason, co-author of Animal Factories and author of An Unnatural Order , worked undercover as an artificial inseminator at a ConAgra turkey breeding operation in Missouri and is now working on a new book.

Paul Shapiro, campaigns director for Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization whose work on behalf of farmed animals has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Baltimore Sun , among other media outlets. As a COK investigator, he has documented the conditions for animals in factory farms, livestock auctions, and slaughter plants.

 

Register Now! Register a Friend!


 

SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 21 st 8:00 AM – 5 PM

Morning

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Tables

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns

8:45 – 9:30 Michael Greger, MD – “The Killers Among Us: Infectious Proteins in the Food Supply”

9:30 – 10: 45 Sarahjane Blum – “Delicacy of Despair: Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry”

10:45 – 11:00 - Break

11:00 – 11:45 Jim Mason – “My Job at the Turkey Breeding Factory”

11:45 – 12 Noon - Discussion

12 Noon – 1:00 - Vegan Buffet Luncheon

Afternoon

1:15 – 2:00 Virgil Butler – “Inside Tyson's Hell – Why I Got Out of the Chicken Slaughtering Business”

2:15 – 3:00 Terry Cummings – “The Reality of Free-Range Turkey Farming”

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:15 Panel Discussion with Audience Participation: Questions & Answers

4:15 – 5:00 Visit the Exhibit Tables, Socialize

 

Sunday, August 22 nd 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Tables

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by Karen Davis, PhD, President, United Poultry Concerns

8:45 – 9:30 Lester Friedlander, DVM – “Mad Cow: The Man Who Knew Too Much”

9:30 – 10:45 Pattrice Jones – “Deep in the Heart of Poultry Country: Depression, Despoliation & Demoralization on the Delmarva Peninsula”

10:45 – 11:00 - Break

11:00 – 11:45 Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis – “Why I Stopped Milking Goats and Started Saving Them: The Evolution of Our Family Farm”

11:45 – 12 Noon – Discussion

12 Noon – 1:00 - Vegan Buffet Luncheon

Afternoon

1:15 – 2:00 Mary Finelli – “Are There 'Humane' Production Alternatives to Animal Factories?”

2:15 – 3:00 Paul Shapiro – “Letting the Animals Speak for Themselves: The Importance of Undercover Investigations”

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:15 - Panel Discussion with Audience Participation: Questions & Answers

4:15 Closing Remarks & Thank You

4:20 – 5:00 Visit the Exhibit Tables

5:00 Drive to United Poultry Concerns for Dinner and Sanctuary Visit

6:00 – 9:00 Dinner at United Poultry Concerns

Thank you for joining us!


UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS FORUM REGISTRATION

Printable PDF

Forum registration is $75 per person. Registration includes forum programs, exhibit tables access, two Continental breakfasts, two buffet luncheons, and a Sunday night dinner. Please register ______ @ 75 each = $ ______.

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All registrations must be received by Monday, August 16. Student/senior registration $40
Send check or money order to UPC, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405

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SPONSORSHIP

A sponsorship of $1,000 or more entitles you to two registrations, a one-year free UPC 2005 membership, and recognition in our Forum program.

A sponsorship of $450 - $999 entitles you to one registration, a one-year free UPC 2005 membership, and recognition in our Forum program.

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Vegan Buffet Saturday Luncheon - $1,600

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Vegan Buffet Sunday Luncheon - $1,600

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Vegan Sunday Dinner - $1,600

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Continental Saturday Breakfast - $1,000

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Continental Sunday Breakfast - $1,000

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Speakers' Accommodations - $1,000

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Saturday Conference Room - $450

[ ] Forum Benefactor for Sunday Conference Room - $450

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Please make your check or money order payable to United Poultry Concerns, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405. Thank you!

UPC - Promoting the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl

 


United Poultry Concerns is located at 12325 Seaside Road, Machipongo, Virginia 23405. Ph: 757-678-7875; fax 5070. Look for a white house set back from the road with a row of trees leading up to the house. Driving south it is on the left. Driving north it is on the right. It is 1 block east of the main peninsula highway, Lankford Hwy, Rt 13.

Motel Accommodations

Hilton Norfolk Airport, 1500 North Military Highway

Reservations: www.hilton.com or (800) 42207474 or (757) 466-8000

The following motels are within 5-10 minutes of United Poultry Concerns on Virginia's Eastern Shore. All are on Route 13, the main highway. UPC is one block east on Seaside Road. Cape Charles is 12 miles south of Machipongo. Nassawadox and Exmore are 5 - 8 miles north of Machipongo.

Days Inn : Cape Charles. Toll Free 1-800-331-4000; 757-331-1000.

Peacock Motor Inn , Cape Charles. Call 757-331-2121.

Rittenhouse Motor Lodge , Cape Charles. Call 757-331-2768.

Best Value Inn , Nassawadox. 757-442-6363

Best Western , Exmore. Toll Free: 888-768-8313; 757-442-7378.

Directions to United Poultry Concerns : From Norfolk, come across the bridge. Drive 20 min. on Rt 13 North to the B & B convenience store & Chevron Station on the right. There, turn right onto Machipongo Rd. You'll cross the railroad tracks and pass the little post office on the right. Go about a mile. Turn left onto Seaside Rd (Rt 600). Ours is the first house on the right just a few yards north of Webb's Island Rd, which is marked. Look for a white house that sits back from the road. 1 hour.

From Maryland & Northern VA, take the Washington beltway to Rt 50 East. Cross the Bay Bridge. Drive through Salisbury, MD and get on Rt 13 South towards Norfolk. Stay on Rt 13 South for about 75 miles until you see the B & B store. Follow the above directions to our house. 4 hrs.

From Richmond, take Interstate 64 East. After passing the exits to Norfolk International Airport, take the next exit onto Northampton Blvd to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Go across the bridge. Keep going straight. Northampton Blvd is/becomes Rt 13 North. Follow the above directions to the new home of United Poultry Concerns. 2/12 hrs.

Airport: Norfolk International . Take 64 East to Northampton Blvd North (Rt 13 North) & cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Drive 20 minutes up Rt 13. Follow the directions above to get to UPC. A 1-hour drive. (Bridge Toll: $10)

We Look Forward To Seeing You!

 

 

 

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