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Humane Hoax: Uncovers the Deception Behind “Humane” Food Labels

In honor of International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, United Poultry Concerns launched our new 5-minute video exposing the hoax of “humane” eggs and chicken products. Humane Hoax reveals how little people know about the food they eat and how susceptible to the tall tales producers feed them. The folks we interviewed for this video were shoppers at a natural foods store in California. These are people you’d think would be educated about the truth behind animal products, but as you will see, most people are shockingly unaware of what goes into breeding and killing animals for food, regardless of the label. It’s up to us to expose the truth about animal agriculture, and you can help by sharing this video! Also includes our 2015 Conscious Eating Conference presentations.

Humane Hoax plus 2015 Conscious Eating Conference DVD - $10

Chickens at Play

by United Poultry Concerns
DVD 10:04 minutes. Grades K-6 (and older!)

This vibrant video shows chickens at the United Poultry Concerns sanctuary in Virginia. Starting in the morning, we see them eagerly waiting to be let outside in the yard, then racing through their door to pounce on lettuce and start their day. We watch and listen to the chickens through their daily activities into the evening as, one by one, they hop up to their perches for the night. Accompanied by lively music, this DVD includes brief explanations of what the chickens are doing in particular scenes, narrated by a young child.

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Inside a Live Poultry Market

by United Poultry Concerns
11 min. including Introduction.

This educational video takes you inside a live animal market in New York City where you see birds and rabbits, adults and children. Live markets are where many “free-range” chickens, ducks and other birds end up. At the market, you occasionally hear the videographer talking in an upbeat way, in order to obtain the footage without revealing her purpose. At the end you see some birds she managed to rescue from the market. An alternative to “factory farming”? Watch and decide.

Inside a Live Poultry Market DVD - $10

Inside Tyson’s Hell: Why I Got Out of the Chicken Slaughtering Business

by Virgil Butler
DVD 58:35 minutes.

Virgil Butler was a Tyson chicken slaughterhouse worker turned animal activist. Virgil documented the horrific treatment of chickens that he witnessed every night while working at the Tyson chicken slaughterhouse in Grannis, Arkansas from 1997 to 2002. He changed his life completely, speaking out boldly on behalf of chickens and against the terrible abuse they suffer, at considerable expense to himself in a region dominated by Tyson Foods.

Virgil and his wife Laura’s highly acclaimed web blog, cyberactivist.blogspot.com, documents his slaughterhouse experience, educating readers worldwide.

Produced by United Poultry Concerns and the Compassionate Living Project, Virgil’s detailed account of what goes on inside chicken slaughter plants has been an indispensable contribution to animal advocacy organizations working to reduce the suffering of chickens and promote a compassionate lifestyle. “Inside Tyson’s Hell: Why I Got Out of the Chicken Slaughtering Business” is perfect for public access television and other forums. Order today! 

Virgil Butler DVD - $15

The Dignity, Beauty & Abuse of Chickens

by United Poultry Concerns
16:07 min. — Music • No Narration

Our video shows chickens at UPC’s sanctuary doing things that chickens like to do!

The Dignity, Beauty & Abuse of Chickens DVD - $10

Behavior of Rescued Factory-Farmed Chickens in a Sanctuary Setting

by United Poultry Concerns
12 min. including Introduction

Some people believe that birds bred for factory farming have lost their natural instincts and are content to live in crowded, filthy, unstimulating cages and buildings. This video shows chickens, turkeys, and ducks at UPC’s sanctuary racing out of their house to start enjoying their day – they pounce on lettuce, dustbathe, scratch for food, preen, socialize, and roost on perches at night.

Behavior of Rescued Factory-Farmed Chickens in a Sanctuary Setting DVD - $10

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

by Animal Place
52 min.

This moving and delightful film is all about the thinking and feeling side of farmed animals. At United Poultry Concerns sanctuary, for example, founder Karen Davis describes chickens’ zest for life and their extensive communication systems and family life. Jeffrey Masson, best-selling author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, leads viewers through his personal journey while writing his beautiful book, into the sentient, emotional lives of farmed animals at sanctuaries including United Poultry Concerns, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, and Wilderness Ranch. You meet the animals along with people who had a change of heart, and experts in animal behavior. This film, which has aired numerous times on PBS prime time, is a great way to educate family and friends about the inner lives of farmed animals without grueling images of factory farming. The animals in this film were rescued.

The Emotional World of Farm Animals DVD - $20

45 Days: The Life and Death of a Broiler Chicken

by Compassion Over Killing

A gripping 12-minute documentary film on COK’s week-by-week investigation into the U.S. broiler chicken industry, from hatching and factory-farm life to slaughter and packaging.

DVD no longer available.

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Delicacy of Despair: Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry

An Investigation and Rescue by GourmetCruelty.com
16:30 min. Narration

Over half a million ducks are confined, tortured, and slaughtered on factory farms each year in the United States to produce the gourmet cruelty, foie gras (fattened liver). Just two companies are responsible for all this suffering - Hudson Valley Foie Gras in New York and Sonoma Foie Gras in California. Confined in crowded pens and tiny isolation cages, and force fed 3 times a day to bloat their livers to the diseased condition known as hepatic lipidosis, these ducks suffer unseen. GourmetCruelty.com takes you behind the closed doors of the U.S. foie gras industry, exposing the daily pain and torture inherent in foie gras production.

Over the course of its yearlong investigation (2002-2003), GourmetCruelty.com investigators were able to rescue fifteen of these long suffering birds. Delicacy of Despair is the haunting portrait of the tens of thousands of ducks who are left behind and the fifteen who found freedom.

Delicacy of Despair DVD - $10

Ducks Out of Water

by Viva! International Voice for Animals

This powerful 5-minute video takes you inside today's factory-farmed duck sheds in the US.

No longer available.

Wegmans Cruelty

by Compassionate Consumers
2005, 27 min.

This half-hour documentary produced by a small undercover investigative team in Rochester, New York shows the horrible reality at Wegmans Egg Farm. This "Farm" – a filthy battery-cage operation filled with sick and suffering hens– is owned by Wegmans Food Markets, a 68-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. The film features statements from Wegmans representatives, interviews with the investigators, and footage of what life and death is like inside a battery cage facility. It inspires consumers to educate themselves about the impact of their food choices.

Wegmans Cruelty DVD - $10


by Farm Sanctuary
2000, 14 min.

With powerful footage taken at locations across the United States between 1998 and 1999, this fully narrated video illuminates the intolerable conditions endured by egg laying hens and unwanted male chicks at the hands of the egg industry.

Egg-ribusiness VHS - $10

Raw Footage, Raw Pain

by Rocky Mountain Animal Defense

This powerful 12-min. VHS video takes you inside Boulder Valley Egg Farms in Colorado. Shows piles of dead chickens, chickens with open sores, chickens dying in a closed wing. Sensitively produced and narrated by Dave Crawford.

Raw Footage, Raw Pain VHS - $10

Hidden Suffering

by Chickens' Lib.

This vivid half hour video exposes the cruelty of the battery cage system and intensive broiler chicken, turkey and duck production. Along with the misery are scenes of contentment featuring rescued battery hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, and ducks who narrowly escaped the gloom and stress of the intensive duck sheds and terrors of slaughter at 8 weeks old. Hidden Suffering is deliberately non-specific as to country. The cruelty is global.

Hidden Suffering VHS - $10

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