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2013-11-08 12:21:33

MACHIPONGO, Va., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The turkey is America's unofficial national bird, yet many are unfamiliar with the fascinating nature and intelligence of turkeys. Karen Davis, president and founder of United Poultry Concerns, will give a visual talk about turkeys on Tuesday, November 26 from 7-8 p.m. at the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/DC13012-a) (Photo:...

2013-04-30 12:29:21

United Poultry Concerns Urges Positive Action for Chickens, May 4 / Month of May MACHIPONGO, Va., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 4, animal advocates celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. Launched by United Poultry Concerns in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day celebrates chickens throughout the world and protests the suffering of chickens in farming, cockfighting, experimental research, hatching projects and other activities that...

2013-04-26 12:28:26

MACHIPONGO, Va., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 18, a student at the Alberta College of Art and Design, in Calgary, killed a chicken with a knife in the school cafeteria in front of other students at lunchtime. An eyewitness said the student, an unidentified male, "decided to slowly slit [the chicken's] throat while it's wiggling, wriggling and screaming," according to CBC News April 18, 2013. The killing was said to be a "performance art" for a school...

2012-07-31 06:28:33

"Farm animals should be protected from burning to death," groups urge NFPA MACHIPONGO, Va., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen animal protection organizations filed an Appeal with the National Fire Protection Association on July 27, 2012 requesting that the NFPA approve and adopt Amendment 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities requiring sprinklers to be installed in farm animal housing facilities in which thousands of pigs, chickens, turkeys...

2012-03-01 09:34:00

MACHIPONGO, Va., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Poultry Concerns is pleased that a plan to display and slaughter chickens as an "art" project in Lawrence, Kansas has been cancelled. In "The Story of Chickens: A Revolution," Amber Hansen, an artist-in-residence at the University of Kansas, planned to cart five chickens, housed in a nomadic coop, through the city of Lawrence in April. The chickens would be wheeled to various locations until April 21 when they would...

2012-02-14 13:44:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of activist organizations is hosting a one-day conference on the topic of Conscious Eating - Local, Organic, Plant-Based: What is Truly Sustainable? Sponsored by United Poultry Concerns, In Defense of Animals, Food Empowerment Project and Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy, Conscious Eating presents a galaxy of experts to inform and empower people on the true nature of sustainable food choices. Experts in...

2011-05-02 14:04:00

United Poultry Concerns Draws Attention to the Plight and Delight of Chickens MACHIPONGO, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Respect for Chickens Day is an annual project of United Poultry Concerns dedicated to celebrating the beauty of chickens and protesting the misery of their lives in farming operations. Launched in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day urges people to do a compassionate ACTION for chickens on or around May 4 - leafleting on a busy street...

2010-09-28 13:29:00

Members of the Press are Cordially Invited to Attend This Special Evening Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:30-9pm Peter Max Studio 37 West 65th Street, 7th Floor Between Columbus & Central Park West, New York City NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary and Peter Max will host a benefit for United Poultry Concerns and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos on Thursday evening, September 30th at the Peter Max Studio from 6:30 to 9pm. The evening will include delicious...

2010-04-29 13:54:00

Group urges people to "Give a Cluck for Chickens - Go Vegan!" MACHIPONGO, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- May is International Respect for Chickens Month and May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day. United Poultry Concerns (UPC) launched International Respect for Chickens Day in 2005 to celebrate chickens and protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations. This year, International Respect for Chickens Day is on dramatic display in the Washington DC Metro...

2008-12-05 11:19:00

CANANDAIGUA ACADEMY WILL NOT SLAUGHTER CHICKENS! New York State Education Department Denies Application to 'Terminate Life.' MACHIPONGO, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year-long campaign to persuade Canandaigua Academy (a high school in upstate New York) to eliminate a project in which students butchered chickens in an ecology course, United Poultry Concerns learned yesterday that the Education Department has instructed Canandaigua Academy administrators to stop the...