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Humane Hoax
Uncovers the Deception Behind “Humane” Food Labels

In honor of International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, United Poultry Concerns launched our new 5-minute video exposing the hoax of “humane” eggs and chicken products. Narrated by UPC Projects Manager Hope Bohanec and produced by videographer Kamal S. Prasad, Humane Hoax reveals how little people know about the food they eat and how susceptible to the tall tales producers feed them. The folks we interviewed for this video were shoppers at a natural foods store in California. These are people you’d think would be educated about the truth behind animal products, but as you will see, most people are shockingly unaware of what goes into breeding and killing animals for food, regardless of the label. It’s up to us to expose the truth about animal agriculture, and you can help by sharing this video!

Humane Hoax plus 2015 Conscious Eating Conference DVD

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New DVD for children K-6 (and older!)
Chickens at Play

Produced by United Poultry Concerns and The Image Productions
DVD 10:04 minutes. Grades K-6
Watch: http://vimeo.com/13210456
This vibrant video shows chickens at the United Poultry Concerns sanctuary in Virginia. Starting in the morning, we see them eagerly waiting to be let outside in the yard, then racing through their door to pounce on lettuce and start their day. We watch and listen to the chickens through their daily activities into the evening as, one by one, they hop up to their perches for the night. Accompanied by lively music, this DVD includes brief explanations of what the chickens are doing in particular scenes, narrated by a young child.
50% off bulk orders of 5 ($2.50 each)
$5.00 for 1$12.50 for 5

Inside a Live Poultry Market
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Inside a Live Poultry Market
By United Poultry Concerns

This new educational video takes you inside a live animal market in New York City where you see birds and rabbits, adults and children. Live markets are where many “free-range” chickens, ducks and other birds end up. At the market, you occasionally hear the videographer talking in an upbeat way, in order to obtain the footage without revealing her purpose. At the end you see some birds she managed to rescue from the market. An alternative to “factory farming”? Watch and decide.
11 min. including Introduction. VHS and DVD. $10 (includes shipping)


New DVD! Virgil Butler’s “Inside Tyson’s Hell”
58:35 minutes. $15 includes shipping.

Virgil Butler was a Tyson chicken slaughterhouse worker turned animal activist. Virgil documented the horrific treatment of chickens that he witnessed every night while working at the Tyson chicken slaughterhouse in Grannis, Arkansas from 1997 to 2002. He changed his life completely, speaking out boldly on behalf of chickens and against the terrible abuse they suffer, at considerable expense to himself in a region dominated by Tyson Foods.

Virgil and his wife Laura’s highly acclaimed web blog, www.cyberactivist.blogspot.com, documents his slaughterhouse experience, educating readers worldwide.

Virgil’s detailed account of what goes on inside chicken slaughter plants has been an indispensable contribution to animal advocacy organizations working to reduce the suffering of chickens and promote a compassionate lifestyle. “Inside Tyson’s Hell: Why I Got Out of the Chicken Slaughtering Business” is perfect for public access television and other forums. Order today! 

A production of The Compassionate Living Project

Dignity, Beauty & Abuse of Chickens
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The Dignity, Beauty & Abuse of Chickens
By United Poultry Concerns
Our video shows chickens at UPC’s sanctuary doing things that chickens like to do! 16:07 min. — Color * Music * No Narration. $10


Behavior of Rescued Factory-Farmed Chickens in a Sanctuary Setting
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Behavior of Rescued Factory-Farmed Chickens in a Sanctuary Setting
By United Poultry Concerns

Some people believe that birds bred for factory farming have lost their natural instincts and are content to live in crowded, filthy, unstimulating cages and buildings. This video shows chickens, turkeys, and ducks at UPC’s sanctuary racing out of their house to start enjoying their day – they pounce on lettuce, dustbathe, scratch for food, preen, socialize, and roost on perches at night.
12 min. including Introduction. VHS and DVD. $10 (includes shipping)


The Emotional World of Farm Animals

The Emotional World of Farm Animals
By EarthViews Productions and Animal Place

This moving and delightful film is all about the thinking and feeling side of farmed animals. At United Poultry Concerns sanctuary, for example, founder Karen Davis describes chickens’ zest for life and their extensive communication systems and family life. Jeffrey Masson, best-selling author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, leads viewers through his personal journey while writing his beautiful book, into the sentient, emotional lives of farmed animals at sanctuaries including United Poultry Concerns, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, and Wilderness Ranch. You meet the animals along with people who had a change of heart, and experts in animal behavior. This film, which has aired numerous times on PBS prime time, is a great way to educate family and friends about the inner lives of farmed animals without grueling images of factory farming. The animals in this film were rescued. 52 min. Color. DVD and VHS. $20 (includes shipping)

45 Days

45 Days: The Life and Death of a Broiler Chicken

New Documentary!
A gripping 12-minute documentary film on COK’s week-by-week investigation into the U.S. broiler chicken industry, from hatching and factory-farm life to slaughter and packaging. $10


delicacy of despair Delicacy of Despair
Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry:
An Investigation and Rescue
Video Documentary
16:30 min. DVD Color & Narration

Over half a million ducks are confined, tortured, and slaughtered on factory farms each year in the United States to produce the gourmet cruelty, foie gras (fattened liver). Just two companies are responsible for all this suffering - Hudson Valley Foie Gras in New York and Sonoma Foie Gras in California. Confined in crowded pens and tiny isolation cages, and force fed 3 times a day to bloat their livers to the diseased condition known as hepatic lipidosis, these ducks suffer unseen. GourmetCruelty.com takes you behind the closed doors of the U.S. foie gras industry, exposing the daily pain and torture inherent in foie gras production.

Over the course of its yearlong investigation (2002-2003), GourmetCruelty.com investigators were able to rescue fifteen of these long suffering birds. Delicacy of Despair is the haunting portrait of the tens of thousands of ducks who are left behind and the fifteen who found freedom .

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Ducks Out of Water
By Viva! International Voice for Animals
This powerful 5-minute video takes you inside today's factory-farmed duck sheds in the US. VHS $10


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Wegmans Cruelty

By Compassionate Consumers

This half-hour documentary produced by a small undercover investigative team in Rochester, New York shows the horrible reality at Wegmans Egg Farm. This "Farm" – a filthy battery-cage operation filled with sick and suffering hens– is owned by Wegmans Food Markets, a 68-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. The film features statements from Wegmans representatives, interviews with the investigators, and footage of what life and death is like inside a battery cage facility. It inspires consumers to educate themselves about the impact of their food choices. 27 min. Color. DVD. $10 (includes shipping)


14 minutes VHS
Produced by Farm Sanctuary © 2000
With powerful footage taken at locations across the United States between 1998 and 1999, this fully narrated video illuminates the intolerable conditions endured by egg laying hens and unwanted male chicks at the hands of the egg industry.
For Bulk Orders, contact Farm Sanctuary at 607-583-2276.

Raw Footage, Raw Pain
$10.00 This powerful 12-min. VHS video takes you inside Boulder Valley Egg Farms in Colorado. Shows piles of dead chickens, chickens with open sores, chickens dying in a closed wing. Sensitively produced and narrated by Dave Crawford.
For Bulk Orders, contact Rocky Mountain Animal Defense (e-mail: rmad@dimensional.com

Hidden Suffering
$10 VHS
By Chickens' Lib. This vivid half hour video exposes the cruelty of the battery cage system and intensive broiler chicken, turkey and duck production. Along with the misery are scenes of contentment featuring rescued battery hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, and ducks who narrowly escaped the gloom and stress of the intensive duck sheds and terrors of slaughter at 8 weeks old. Hidden Suffering is deliberately non-specific as to country. The cruelty is global.
For Bulk Orders, contact Farm Animal Welfare Network. UK (ph: 011 44 01484-688650; fax: 011 44 1484 689408.

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