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

25 September 2003

Karen Davis 757-678-7875

United Poultry Concerns Marks World Farm Animals Day on the Eastern Shore
UPC will table at the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, Va October 2

Machipongo, Va. – October 2nd marks the 20th anniversary of World Farm Animals Day, now observed in all 50 states and around the world. A project of Farm Animal Reform Movement, World Farm Animals Day is dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the needless suffering and death of 50 billion innocent, feeling animals in the world’s factory farms and slaughterhouses.

This year, UPC will hold a free information table and pass out vegetarian food samples at the Eastern Shore Community College on Route 13 in Melfa, Va, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UPC President Karen Davis joins ESCC English Professor Bruce Glassco and Lisa Glassco in introducing the college’s 200 students to farmed animal advocacy issues and to homemade vegan “chicken” salads and sandwiches. We will show our sanctuary video The Dignity, Beauty, and Abuse of Chickens and answer students’ questions about why we’re there and what they can do to help make a difference in the lives of millions of suffering chickens and other animals raised for food.

“We are very pleased to be tabling at the Eastern Shore Community College this year on behalf of World Farm Animals Day,” says UPC President Karen Davis. “We anticipate many students stopping by, picking up our literature, asking questions, watching our video, and tasting our delicious vegan food.”

For more information contact Karen Davis at 757-678-7875.

United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. http://www.upc-online.org