You are cordially invited to attend

United Poultry Concerns’ 8th Annual Conference

on the topic of

“Cage Free, Animal Friendly, Go Vegan – What’s the Problem?”

Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30, 2008

This conference asks: Is there a conflict between working for welfare reforms and urging people to stop viewing animals as edibles and go vegan? Should activists work to reduce the suffering of billions of chickens and other animals who will never live to see a vegan world, or is such work counterproductive – a moral betrayal of animals? And what about terms like “humane meat, “compassionate standards,” and “victory”? – What message do they send to the public? We invite you to hear what leaders from within the animal advocacy movement have to say about these issues and to join the discussion.

Early Registration: $80. After March 15: $95
To register, send check or money order to UPC, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405. Or register by credit card at

The Saturday session will be held at the Norfolk Hilton in Norfolk, Virginia. The Sunday session will be held at United Poultry Concerns headquarters & sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia. Continental breakfasts and vegan luncheons will be served both days. Transportation will be arranged from Norfolk to Machipongo on Sunday for those without cars.

Saturday March 29
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hilton Norfolk Airport Hotel
1500 North Military Highway
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757-466-8000
Toll Free: 800-422-7474
Room Reservation: $99 per night

Sunday March 30
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

United Poultry Concerns
12325 Seaside Road
Machipongo, Virginia 23405
Phone: 757-678-7875


Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns

Harold Brown, Outreach Coordinator for Farm Sanctuary

Patty Mark, President of Animal Liberation Victoria in Australia.

Christine Morrissey, Director of East Bay Animal Advocates (California)

Roberta Schiff, President of Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society (New York)

Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of HSUS’s Factory Farming Campaign