In Memoriam


United Poultry Concerns takes this opportunity to acknowledge and mourn the death of Ron Scott in 1997. Ron was the Director of Two Mauds, Inc., an animal welfare foundation with a compassionate heart for chickens. Ron was a videographer who accompanied British activists Vicki and Tony Moore to Spain, helping them document the horrible blood fiestas held there each year in addition to hosting their talks and publicizing their work in the United States. In 1992, Ron videotaped our Second Annual Spring Mourning Vigil for Chickens at the Perdue chicken slaughter plant in Salisbury, Maryland. On that hot, dusty, gruelling day in May, Ron tirelessly recorded scenes out of view from the street where we held our signs and conducted our candlelight vigil in front of the slaughterhouse. The last time Ron and I spoke was at the Summit for the Animals meeting in Rockville, Maryland last April. He told me that my speech about chickens and the genetic engineering of domestic fowl made him cry. There are not enough tears for the loss of this wonderful, good man who cared and gave so much to make the world a better place.

--Karen Davis