Despite public outrage against letting Perdue Farms set up
chicken houses in Northampton County, Virginia (where UPC now
resides and from which poultry factory operations have so far
been excluded), the county's Board of Supervisors voted to let
Perdue in. (See PoultryPress Fall/Winter 1998, 5). So David
Kabler sued the county--and lost. But the fight is not over. In
March, David filed a notice of appeal with the Virginia Supreme
Court challenging the County Circuit Court Judge's decision to
uphold a "special-use" permit for Perdue.
Meanwhile, construction of this concentration camp for
"pedigree" chickens 5 miles down the road from United Poultry
Concerns seems to be on hold.
For more information about the lawsuit and how you can help,
contact David Kabler at 757-331-2102; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org