FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2000
|| Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875
United Poultry Concerns To Adopt 25 Hens Rescued from Buckeye Egg
Farm Disaster in Croton, Ohio
"They treat these hens abysmally. . . . It's just that this
particular nightmare has become visible." |
Karen Davis, United Poultry
Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2000
On Thursday this week, United Poultry Concerns will welcome
twenty-five hens from one of the worst agribusiness disasters ever.
When a tornado struck Buckeye Egg Farm in Croton, Ohio two weeks ago,
over one million hens trapped in tiny wire cages could not escape.
However, thousands of these hens have been rescued and continue to be
rescued by animal rights activists. When the disaster struck, United
Poultry Concerns and other animal rights sanctuaries across the
country organized a successful rescue and placement operation
throughout the United States.
The Buckeye Egg Farm disaster occurred just after United Poultry
Concerns held the First Annual Forum in the United States On the Role
Of Farmed Animal Sanctuaries in Promoting Animal Rights and
Vegetarianism in Norfolk and Machipongo, Virginia, September 16th and
17th. Sanctuary directors from New York to California spoke at the
Forum. When the Buckeye disaster occurred, we showed the power and
commitment of the newest animal rights force in the U.S.: Farmed
The Eastern Shore now has two active, full-time chicken sanctuaries.
Eastern Shore Chicken Sanctuary, which opened its doors in Princess
Anne, Maryland this year, will take twenty-five hens from the Buckeye
Egg Farm Disaster on Thursday this week along with United Poultry
"What these hens have suffered is horrible, " says United Poultry
Concerns president Karen Davis. "Buckeye has opened people's eyes to
the nightmare of modern egg production. When people see the hens
we're rescuing spreading their wings for the first time, they are
moved to tears. Modern egg production has become so cruel and insane
that even McDonald's has told its egg suppliers to change or lose
McDonald's' business. We are grateful to be a part of the growth of
public consciousness that we're seeing today in this country. Come
see the Rescued Buckeye Hens in Machipongo!"