For Immediate Release
June 8, 1999
Contact: Karen Davis 757- 678-7875
David Kabler 757-331-2102
Rally to Highlight Lawsuit to Keep Perdue Out of County
Protesters tell Perdue "Go Pluck YOURSELF"

Eastville, Northampton County, VA - United Poultry Concerns will hold a Direct Action for Chickens on Monday morning June 28th on Route 13 on the Virginia Eastern Shore. Activists will protest in front of the Perdue chicken slaughter plant in Accomack County from 7 AM - 9 AM. At 11:00 AM we will convene at the Northampton County Court House in Eastville, VA for a rally against the Perdue chicken complex under construction in Eastville, VA.

Date: Monday, June 28
  • Slaughterhouse Protest
    Time: 7 A.M. to 9 A.M. Protest at Perdue Slaughter plant
    Place: Rte 13 (Langford Highway), Accomack, VA

  • Kabler "Stick Up for Chickens" Parade
    Time & Place: 9 A.M. - Cape Charles
    10 A.M. - Cheritan
    11 A.M. - Eastville

  • Court House Rally
    Time: 11 A.M. to 12 Noon, Protest Rally in Eastville
    Place: Northampton County courthouse green
REALTOR David Kabler, who filed a lawsuit to keep Perdue out of Northampton County, will PARADE IN CHICKEN ATTIRE through the business sections of Cape Charles at 9 AM, Cheritan at 10 AM, and Eastville at 11 AM to dramatize the lawsuit and his appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court challenging the County Circuit Judge's decision to uphold a "special-use" permit for Perdue. He will join the Eastville Rally at 11:00 AM. "The chicken industry is totally offensive to me," Kabler told reporters regarding his lawsuit against the Northampton County Board of Supervisors and Perdue. "It's cruel. It's an environmental disaster."

United Poultry Concerns supports Kabler 100 percent. "We relocated in Northampton County to advocate for chickens," says president Karen Davis, who runs a chicken sanctuary in Machipongo, VA, only a few miles north of where Perdue is building its chicken concentration camp and excretory universe in Eastville. "Perdue symbolizes all the bad news on earth, what we need to rid ourselves of worldwide, not bring into town."

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150

(UPC Direct Action for Chickens - June 28, 1999 )