Join United Poultry Concerns on World Farmed Animals Day For Our 11th Annual Mourning Vigil for Chickens

Hope For the Hopeless

Place: Giant Food
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2001
Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Address: 7115 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD

ISE Cok Holds Dead Hen
photos by Compassion Over Killing
ISE Hens in Cage

On October 2nd United Poultry Concerns will hold our 11th annual Mourning Vigil for Chickens, at a Giant Food Store in Bethesda, Maryland. The Vigil will focus attention on the 300 million hens caged in absolute misery in the United States. At the Vigil we will show the excruciating new Faunavision video Hope For The Hopeless based on the widely publicized undercover investigation conducted by Compassion Over Killing (COK) earlier this year at ISE-America.

Located in Cecilton, MD outside Washington DC, ISE is one of the nation’s largest egg producers, supplying millions of eggs to the Giant Food supermarket chain on the east coast. Regarding COK’s photos on, The Washington Post wrote on June 6, 2001, “The pictures show thousands of hens crowded into small cages in a long shed. Many are missing so many feathers they look as if they've been plucked. Here and there, a bird stands immobilized, her head or wing caught in the wires. A few appear to have died this way, leaving their cagemates to negotiate a decomposing corpse.”

We need people to hold posters, pass out literature, and educate consumers about the true price of eggs. Please join us on World Farmed Animals Day October 2nd for our 11th Annual Mourning Vigil for Chickens and help provide “a glimpse into an Inferno as terrible as any of the circles of Dante’s hell”—and the way out.

For more information contact or call 757-678-7875.

World Farmed Animals Day is a project of Farm Animal Reform Movement.
The Mourning Vigil for Chickens is a project of United Poultry Concerns.