Winter 99/00 Poultry Press Monsterpieces of Chicken
Children's Advocate Joins Murder Magnate?
As we go to press. . .

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS Dec. 21, p. B2 METRO: "They Say Perdue is BAd to the Bone, by James Barron"

"The actor Danny Glover . . . is facing criticism from an animal rights group that says he should withdraw as a host of a children's art contest ["Masterpieces in Chicken"} sponsored by Perdue Farms, the poultry processor.

"'Please divorce yourself from Perdue,' the group, United Poultry Concerns, urded in a letter on Dec. 8. The president, KAREN DAVIS, accused the huge chicken company of a variety of offenses, not least of them contributing to health problems caused by 'children growing up on greasy chicken nuggets and other artery-clogging poultry products.' A call to Perdue Farms was not returned.

"A related exhibition scheduled for a gallery in SoHo was cancelled after the group called the gallery. 'They caused such a ruckus and such a negative situation for us,' said the gallery owner, DAVID BEITZEL, 'so I put an end to it.' As for Mr. Glover, MICHELLE BEGA, a spokeswoman in Los Angeles, had no comment and said he was out of the country."

What Can I Do?
  • The "Monsterpieces of Chicken" child-exploitation had been set for Jan 12. Hopefully, it'll be cancelled, but urge Danny Glover, whatever, to withdraw. Fax Mr. Glover c/o Michelle Bega of Rogers and cowan in LA at 310-788-6600 Tel: 310-201-8800. Check UPC's website for updates at www.upc-online.org.

    1/17/2000: UPC Nukes chicken Nuggets Exhibit

Winter 99/00 Poultry Press Monsterpieces of Chicken