United Poultry Concerns

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United Poultry Concerns
Formation1990; 34 years ago (1990)
FounderKaren Davis
Legal statusNon-profit
Hope Bohanec introduces UPC president and founder Karen Davis at the 2018 Conscious Eating Conference in Berkeley, California.

United Poultry Concerns is a national non-profit animal rights organization in the United States that addresses the treatment of poultry, including chickens, ducks and turkeys, in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. The organization was founded in 1990 by the animal rights advocate and writer Karen Davis.[1]

According to their website:

United Poultry Concerns seeks to make the public aware of the ways poultry are treated by our society and elsewhere in the world. We assist the public to see how our treatment of these birds affects our health, our ethics, our education, our occupational safety, and our environment. We inform people about and actively promote alternatives. We do this through our extensive investigations, our chicken sanctuary, public talks, writings, mailings, conferences, information displays, and film presentations using such sources as public interest groups, animal advocacy organizations, poultry trade publications, government agencies, and scientific journals and proceedings.[2]

The article title and slogan "Turkeys are Friends, not Food" may afford a glimpse into the raison d'être for the organisation.[2]

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  1. ^ Wallis, David (November 7, 1997). "Newsreal: Chickens have rights too!". Salon.
  2. ^ a b "United Poultry Concerns". Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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