12TH ANNUAL VIGIL FOR CHICKENS
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
Don't Just Switch from Beef to Chicken: Get the Slaughterhouse Out of Your Kitchen!
Photo by Robyn Wesley
(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.