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19 November 2009
For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875
United Poultry Concerns Will Hold Vigil for Turkeys in Bethesda Nov 20

MACHIPONGO, Va., Nov 19 /PRNewswire/ - United Poultry Concerns will hold a Vigil for Turkeys on Friday evening, November 20, from 7:00 to 8:30pm, at the Giant Food Store, corner of Arlington Road & Elm Street, in Bethesda, Md.

The Vigil will begin with a five-minute talk by UPC president Karen Davis about the suffering endured by forty million turkeys in preparation for the Thanksgiving holidays. This will be followed by a peaceful demonstration, including leafleting, banners and posters until 8:25pm. UPC activist Sarah Kindrick will conclude the Vigil with a five-minute eulogy for all turkeys and a plea for compassionate holidays.

“Most people have no idea how friendly turkeys are when they are treated with kindness and respect,” says UPC president Karen Davis. “Our sanctuary turkey resident Amelia has a zest for living that inspires us to speak up for all the sad, dispirited turkeys living in dark, salmonella-filled sheds awaiting a miserable death.”

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United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. On the Web at

SOURCE: United Poultry Concerns

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