You are cordially invited to attend
United Poultry Concerns 8th Annual Conference
on the topic of
Cage Free, Animal Friendly, Go Vegan -Whats the Problem?
Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, March 30, 2008
This conference asks: Is there a confliict between working for welfare reforms and urging people to stop viewing animals as edibles and go vegan? Should activists work to reduce the suffering of billions of chickens and other animals who will never live to see a vegan world, or is such work counterproductive - a moral betrayal of animals? And what about terms like "humane meat," "compassionate standards," and "victory"? - What message do they send to the public? We invite you to join the discussion and hear what leaders from within the animal advocacy movement have to say about these issues.
Early Registration: $80. After March 15: $95
To registers, send check or money order to
UPC, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405.
Or register by credit card at www.upc-online.org/Forums/08forumreg.html
The Saturday session will be held at the Norfolk Hilton in Norfolk, Virginia. The Sunday session will be held at United Poultry Concerns' headquarters & sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia. Continental breakfasts and vegan luncheons will be served both days. Transportation will be arranged from Norfolk to Machipongo on Sunday for those without cars.
Saturday, March 29 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Norfolk Airport Hotel
1500 North Military Highway ï Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Phone: 757-466-8000 * Toll Free: 800-422-7474
Room Reservation: $99 per night
Sunday, March 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
United Poultry Concerns
12325 Seaside Road * Machipongo, Virginia 23405
Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns
Harold Brown, President of Farm Kind
Bruce Friedrich, Vice President of PETA
Patty Mark, President of Animal Liberation Victoria in Australia
Christine Morrissey, Director of East Bay Animal Advocates (California)
Roberta Schiff, President of Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society (New York)
Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of HSUSs Factory Farming Campaign
Presentations will be videotaped by Neil & Annie Hornish of the Compassionate Living Project
On Saturday evening, UPC members Doreen and Jim Dykes will host a wonderful buffet dinner for all participants in their lovely home in Virginia Beach.
Learn More About the Speakers' Positions
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