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."