Freddaflower Memorial & Appreciation Fund

We thank those people who have contributed to our work with recent donations In Loving Memory and in Honor and Appreciation of the following beloved family members and friends:

  • My donation is in memory of all the turkeys who were killed so they could be eaten. It is so sad when there is so much vegetarian food available that would be healthier and better for everyone. I wish people would realize these poor turkeys’ lives are pure hell by the time they arrive at the markets. They need our help. – Hilde Wilson

  •  We have several nut trees which are home to squirrels. Two little squirrels were hit by cars recently and I found one of them, Shy-Baby, lying on his stomach in the backyard. His breathing was labored and I patted him gently on his back. He opened his eyes, then closed them again, and died. I pray Jain prayers for all the squirrels. This is my memorial tribute to Shy-Baby. Jai jinendra! – Aleksei R. Green

  •  Dear UPC, the enclosed donation is in memory of my aunt, Virginia Fairfield Clark, who passed away this month. She was a very loving, caring, concerned person for all humanity, animals, and nature. I started receiving your Poultry Press years ago, when Virginia took out a subscription for me. I’m glad she did. It has certainly educated me. – Pamella Frances Moore 

  •  Dear UPC, please accept my donation in memory of Virginia Fairfield Clark, a wonderful person who died on November 6, 2011. Thank you for including my tribute to her in your Freddaflower Memorial Fund. – Martha Sullivan

  •  Please accept my memorial gift for Vance Steverson, who died in December at the age of 55, and for my uncle, Rodney McGehee, who also died in December. Thank you for your good work for the birds. I love my chickens. – Joan Martin

  • Our donation is in honor of Rose McClain’s 60th birthday. – Ronnie & Steve Steinau

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Little Rooster
  •  My tribute is in memory of your Little Rooster, who died in November after being rescued from a cockfighting ring and brought to UPC in 2009. How lucky we were to know him. – Lisa Kemmerer

  •  My donation is in memory of the eight ducks and geese who were shot dead by an unknown attacker in Willow Pass Park in Concord, CA on November 9, 2011. – Madelaine Burgess

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Marti Kheel
  • I pay tribute to animal activist, scholar and friend, Marti Kheel, who died of leukemia on November 20, 2011 in Greenwich, CT. Marti was a pioneer of the ecofeminist movement and founder, in the early 1980s, of Feminists for Animal Rights, which asserted in the words of Carol J. Adams that animals are “individuals with feelings, needs, and the capacity to love and to suffer.” Marti’s book Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective challenges narrowly utilitarian philosophies of animal rights, arguing for a mode of thought that fuses reason and emotion in a personal sense of loving, caring connection with all life forms. I will miss seeing her at conferences and hearing her speak. I will miss her professionally and personally. The news of Marti’s untimely death is devastating to me and for all of us. – Karen Davis

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Walt Rave
  • Pioneer animal rights activist Walt Rave, who launched the concept of The Great American Meatout for Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) in 1985, died from injuries he sustained in a fire that struck his house in Takoma Park, MD on December 7. Walt was an activist-artist who gave a home to several rescued cats who died in the fire and he is believed to have been burned beyond help trying to rescue them. I first met Walt in 1983 when this tall, red-haired, bearded man strode across the grass and led me to the animal rights tables on display in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on World Laboratory Animals Day. That was the day I pledged to fight for animals for the rest of my life. Activist Peter Wood wrote about Walt that he was “an extremely kind and sensitive soul. In a newspaper article about him several years ago, he talked about his love of looking at the stars through a telescope. He said that he liked the stars as they represented places where there was no animal suffering.” – Karen Davis

  • In honor of Nero, Fredericka, Julie, Nathaniel, Leonard, and Bertha, remembered forever and sadly missed. – Paul Deane

  • My gift is in honor of All God’s Creatures. – Brien Comerford