UPC Will Hold Protest Demonstrations
Against the National Chicken Council

October 16-17, 2002

United Poultry Concerns' 12th Annual Vigil for Chickens is being held at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington DC where Wal-Mart President H. Lee Scott is speaking at the National Chicken Council's annual conference. With banners, posters, bullhorns, and brochures, United Poultry Concerns will draw attention to the plight of chickens and to the National Chicken Council's refusal to implement guidelines to reduce the suffering of the birds:

We protest that chickens are:
  • Forced To Live In Houses Full of Toxic Ammonia Fumes
  • Crippled with Painful Bone Deformities
  • Loaded with Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E-Coli Bacteria
  • Tortured with Paralytic Electric Shocks
  • Scalded Alive By the Millions
We urge consumers:

Don't Just Switch from Beef to Chicken: Get the Slaughterhouse Out of Your Kitchen!

Bella the Hen
Photo by Robyn Wesley
Place: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(Pennsylvania Ave & 14th Street by the White House)

Dates: Wednesday & Thursday October 16 & 17.

Times: Protest Demonstration Wednesday October 16 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Protest Demonstration Thursday October Noon - 1:30 PM

Closest Metro Stop: Metro Center

For more information contact Karen@UPC-online.org or call 757-678-7875.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.