Date: Friday, November 16th|
Place: 7115 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, Md
Time: 7:30-9:00 PM
Bethesda, Md - For the fourth year in a row, United Poultry Concerns
activists will gather near the Giant Food store on Arlington Road in
Bethesda, Maryland and urge people with our colorful signs, banners,
and leaflets to skip the turkey this Thanksgiving and "Give Peace a
Killing 45 million turkeys for Thanksgiving and 268,069,000 turkeys
every year in the United States is not peaceful, and the milking of
semen and artificial insemination process by which turkeys are
produced is incredibly violent and obscene. It causes so much
distress that many turkeys die from lack of oxygen due to the birds'
struggling, wing beating, and desperate efforts to escape. A former
"milker" describes "dodging their panic-blown excrement and breathing
the dust stirred up by the terrified birds."
Instead of hatching under a mother's protective wings, the newborn
birds are immediately confronted with human violence. According to
the trade magazine "Turkey World," "Very few animals go through the
stresses of turkey poults in the first three hours of life. They are
squeezed for sexing, their toes are removed, they are whacked on the
back of the neck with antibiotic injections, and debeaked.
Essentially they have been through major surgery; they've been
traumatized"-and all this pain without anesthetic.
Please join us on November 16th and light a candle for turkeys, world
peace, and gentler, more compassionate traditions. We hope to see you
United Poultry Concerns is a national nonprofit organization
promoting the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic
fowl. For more information visit www.UPC-online.org.