You Are Cordially Invited To Attend
Saturday, August 21 – Sunday August 22, 2004
UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM 2004
Mad Cows to Mad Chickens: What Insiders Can Tell You About Agribusiness, Animal Liberation, and Your Diet
Meet the eyewitnesses and hear their testimony from “behind the scenes” of the meat, poultry, egg, dairy, medical, and “alternative” animal production industries
Including special guest Virgil Butler
Hilton Airport Norfolk Hotel
1500 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
Toll Free: 800-422-7474
$92.00 single/double occupancy
Guests must advise they will be with UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS group when making their reservation. Each reservation must be guaranteed via credit card number or check.
Vegan Luncheons and morning coffee service will be provided both days by United Poultry Concerns
Registration: $75 per person. Students & seniors: $40.
Send your registration to UPC, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405
Sarahjane Blum, media director for GourmetCruelty.com, a grassroots coalition dedicated to exposing the truth about the cruel delicacy of foie gras through undercover investigation, open rescue, and educational outreach.
Virgil Butler, former Tyson chicken slaughterhouse worker in Grannis, Arkansas. Virgil's testimony about the horrible conditions at Tyson and ongoing website revelations led to a front-page article in the Los Angeles Times , “A Killing Floor Chronicle,” Dec. 8, 2003.
Terry Cummings, codirector of Poplar Spring Farm Animal Sanctuary, visited Springfield Farm, a “free-range” turkey farm in Sparks, Maryland and saw how the turkeys actually live.
Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis, former dairy cow farmer, had an “epiphany” that led her to go vegetarian and switch to being the director of Maple Farm Sanctuary in Mendon, Massachusetts.
Mary Finelli, editor of the online newsletter Farmed Animal Watch, toured the touted “humane” farm, Polyface Farm, in Virginia, and saw a different story.
Lester Friedlander, DVM, former chief veterinary USDA Meat Inspector at the largest slaughterhouse in the country, was one of the first veterinarians in the US to study tapes of what infected cows look like and was fired by the US Department of Agriculture for speaking out on 48 Hours (CBS) and Prime Time Live (ABC).
Michael Greger, M.D., Mad Cow Coordinator for the Organic Consumers Association and Chief BSE Investigator for Farm Sanctuary, is the author of “The Killer Among Us” and many other articles on human and animal health issues.
Pattrice Jones, co-director of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center and coordinator of the Global Hunger Alliance, lives and learns from chickens and chicken “growers” in the heart of the Delmarva poultry industry.
Jim Mason, co-author of Animal Factories and author of An Unnatural Order , worked undercover as an artificial inseminator at a ConAgra turkey breeding operation in Missouri.
Paul Shapiro, campaigns director for Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization whose work on behalf of farmed animals has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, among other media outlets. As a COK investigator, he has documented the conditions for animals in factory farms, livestock auctions, and slaughter plants.
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