United Poultry Concerns
Promoting the compassionate and respectful
treatment of domestic fowl

PO Box 150 Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
(757) 678-7875 * FAX (757) 678-5070

February 7, 2001
Contact: Franklin Wade 301-564-9164
Karen Davis 757-678-7875
Lauren Sullivan 404-315-8881

They can't swim, they can't fly, they're
so crippled they can barely walk

  • Where: Fresh Fields Tenley Circle 4630 40th St, NW
    Washington, DC, just off Wisconsin Avenue

  • When: Sunday, February 11th, six to eight p.m.

  • Metro: Tenley Town Red Line
United Poultry Concerns and VIVA, two national animal rights groups, will hold a protest demonstration on Sunday, February 11 from 6 - 8 p.m. as part of a nationwide campaign to persuade Whole Foods, which includes Fresh Fields, to drop duck meat. Whole Foods-Fresh Fields has created a false image that they care about the treatment of animals killed for food. In fact, they are selling factory farmed birds who are tortured for food.

“The duck industry is pure cruelty,” says UPC spokesman Franklin Wade, who will head Sunday’s protest. “Duck producers cut off part of the ducks’ bills. They confine the ducks in filthy sheds, and deprive them of water to swim in. Ducks mate for life. They need to be outdoors in the sun on a pond. Fresh Fields cannot be ‘humane’ and sell slaughtered ducks. We’ll have signs and free information about how to get Fresh Fields to stop selling these birds.”

Ducks Out of Water is a project of VIVA! (www.vivausa.org) a national duck defense group supported by United Poultry Concerns which promotes the compassionate & respectful treatment of domestic fowl. www.upc-online.org

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