Illustration by Nigel Burroughs
The topic of our Direct Action for Animals Conference grew out of
the lively debate that appeared in The Animals' Agenda,
July/August 1998 and November/December 1998.
This Conference is an Opportunity for activists to meet and share
their strategies, goals, and concerns regarding justice for
nonhuman animals and how to accomplish this. It's an opportunity
for people who have met through the pages of magazines and on the
internet to meet face to face in a friendly, informal, yet
focused setting. It will place the discussion about direct action
at UPC's chicken sanctuary. While animals are unable to take part
in the movement on their behalf, their presence inspires us and
reminds us of what we are working to accomplish, and for whom.
Starting Time: The conference starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday June
26. We will have a catered vegan meal with live guitar music by
Jim Harris on Saturday evening (and other food, of course!), plus
mingling and foodsharing with the chickens and ducks. On Sunday
the conference goes from 9 am to 5 pm.
Direct Action for Chickens: A Direct Action for Chickens will
take place early Monday morning June 28th for those who are
interested in taking part. Every weekday thousands of chickens
are trucked to the slaughterplants on Rt 13 and Rt 50. In
addition, there's a Perdue chicken complex being built down the
road that's crying for a protest demonstration.
Monday's Direct Action will be worked out at the conference.
MEET PATTY MARK, the Greatest Rescuer of Battery Hens in the
A Keynote Presenter at the Conference
Please click here for Patty's incredible story--then meet
her in person at UPC!