FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2000
|| Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875|
UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS PROTEST TOMORROW AT FOIE GRAS
SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON DC
Wine Tasting Association Targeted for Protest
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington DC
Wednesday October 18th 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Metro: Woodley Park(Red Line) and go South on Connecticut Ave. 1
block and turn right on Calvert Street.
Mark Phillips of the Wine Tasting Association has repeatedly
been urged to cancel the Foie Gras Seminar he is sponsoring. He continues
to maintain that force feeding is humane.
The slaughter to which these poor birds are subjected is itself
horrific, and the life they are forced to live, apart from their
pitiful liver abuse, is not suited to the needs of ducks and geese
and is anything but humane.
This past Sunday, UPC activists arrived at the WTA HQ, which is also
the home of Mark Phillips and began chanting slogans such as:
"MARK PHILLIPS! SHAME SHAME SHAME! SAYING FOIE GRAS IS HUMANE!"
"MARK PHILLIPS! READY TO DINE: DEAD DUCK LIVERS AND BOTTLES OF WINE!"
This morning, Mark Phillips awoke to find in front of his house a
large stuffed animal(Big Bird) with a metal pipe shoved down it's
throat connected by a hose to a large can of corn.
Please Join Us in protesting this cruel and disgraceful seminar.
10/10/2000: News Release - Foie Gras Protest Wed Oct 18 in DC
10/10/2000: UPC Letter to Omni Shoreham Hotel Re: WTA Foie Gras Seminar
10/9/2000: UPC Letter to Wine Tasting Association Re: Foie Gras Seminar
10/9/2000: Action Alert - Cancel WTA Foie Gras Seminar