- Contact: Karen Davis 301-948-2406
- Date & Time: Sunday, May 19, 1996, Noon to 2 PM
- Place: The Belmont Kitchen restaurant
2400 18th St. NW, corner of Belmont Rd in
Adams Morgan section of downtown Washington DC
- Metro stops: Woodley Park, Dupont Circle
On Sunday, May 19, 1996, United Poultry Concerns will hold the Sixth Annual Spring
Mourning Vigil for Chickens at the Belmont Kitchen in downtown Washington DC, to
highlight the battered hens hidden in the eggs at Sunday brunch and to introduce the
public to our exciting new recipe booklet Replacing Eggs.
Replacing Eggs has 16 great recipes, plus egg-replacers showing how easy it is to
replace eggs. Delicious free food samples will be given out at the Vigil, along with
Replacing Eggs, to encourage people to start cookin' without eggs!
Today's eggs come from buildings so toxic with ammonia that employees must wear gas
masks. Toxic ammonia fumes rise from the mounds of manure beneath the wire cages
causing contagious diseases and death to millions of hens. The eggs sold to customers
incorporate these poisonous ammonia fumes in addition to salmonella
A 1996 news release by Food Animal Concerns Trust says, "New data from the US
Department of Agriculture show a dramatic increase in Salmonella enteritidis in raw
eggs and in laying hens." Is it any wonder? US laying hens are forced to live in an
environment so vile, one visitor described it as "the insane asylum of
Please Join Us. Full-Color Banners & Posters Will be
Participants are invited to join us after the Vigil
for an all-vegetarian Ethiopian dinner just a few doors away.
RSVP for reservations.