United Poultry Concerns
10 November 2011
“Don’t Gobble Me” in Today’s University of
Maryland Newspaper The Diamondback

Special Edition Read by Tens of Thousands of Students, Faculty and Alumni diamondback turkeys fall2011

United Poultry Concerns has taken out this full-page ad on page 3 of the special “basketball” edition of The Diamondback newspaper urging readers to choose a compassionate Thanksgiving celebration.

Want to learn more about turkeys and their strange and sorrowful role in American culture? In an interview with Lantern Books publisher Martin Rowe, UPC President Karen Davis discusses themes explored in her book More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality. http://lanternbooks.com/audio/1930051883-2.mp3 (archive.org)

To order More Than a Meal, go to http://www.upc-online.org/merchandise/book.html.

If you’re in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend, we hope to see you at the 13th annual Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday evening, featuring keynote speaker Karen Davis talking up turkeys and compassionate living. To learn more, click on http://chingsanctuary.org/events/2011thxgiving.php.

Also, United Poultry Concerns will leaflet for turkeys on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the White House on Thursday, November 17 from Noon to 3pm. Please join us!

And if you haven’t already done so, PLEASE Don’t just switch from beef to chicken, get the slaughterhouse out of your kitchen – go vegan!

Check out these fabulous vegan recipes in The New York Times: “A Thanksgiving Feast, No Turkeys Allowed,” Nov. 10, 2011 http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/a-thanksgiving-feast-no-turkeys-allowed/

Thought for the Day (every day):
What, in your opinion, is the most misunderstood idea about veganism?
Will Tuttle: That eating animal foods (or not) is a personal choice. It is no more a personal choice than slavery, rape, and murder are personal choices.

Read Will’s interview and more at www.eugeneveg.org.

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