United Poultry Concerns April 21, 2005

Attention Washington DC Area Residents & Others

Attention Washington DC Area Residents & Others

Join UPC at the University of Maryland May 4 and Takoma Park May 8

  1. On International Respect for Chickens Day, UPC will leaflet on behalf of chickens in front of McKeldon Library at the University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday, May 4 from Noon – 2 PM. Brochures and posters will be provided along with our banner proclaiming INTERNATIONAL RESPECT FOR CHICKENS DAY - A DAY TO CELEBRATE CHICKENS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Please join us in front of the library!
  2. On Sunday, May 8, we will leaflet in the Takoma Park Town Square in the vicinity of the Roscoe the Rooster Memorial Statue and the 7th-Day Adventist Church from Noon – 2 PM. As everyone knows, the Roscoe statue honors a rooster who for years was tenderly cared for by Takoma Park residents until his death in 1999. In 2000, UPC president Karen Davis sat on the committee that selected the artist and helped to raise funds to erect the statue through our generous membership. Sadly, while Takoma Park honors Roscoe as the town mascot who "made us smile and brightened our days," this community, which has traditionally embraced peace-loving, anti-war, vegetarian values, is retreating to a mainstream consumer identity and dolling up the downslide as wanting to be "part of the revolution for lovingly and humanely raised and culled meat" (Washington Post 3/20/05). ROSCOE NEEDS OUR HELP. PLEASE JOIN US AT THE TOWN SQUARE ON MOTHERS DAY, SUNDAY MAY 8 FROM NOON – 2 PM. Next to the endearing Roscoe statue there will be a farmers market plying the flesh of dead chickens and other innocent victims of human violence. We’ll have brochures, posters, and our banner. We look forward to standing out as the true friends of Roscoe.

For more information, call 757-678-7875 or email karen@upc-online.org.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. www.upc-online.org

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
FAX: 757-678-5070