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5 March 2000 Issue
Washington Post article "For The Birds" Wins Ark Trust Genesis Award!

United Poultry Concerns is pleased and deeply honored to announce that the November 14, 1999 Washington Post article, "For The Birds," by Tamara Jones, has won the Fourteenth Annual Genesis Award for Outstanding National Newspaper Feature. Ark Trust President Gretchen Wyler wrote to Tamara Jones in a letter announcing her achievement, "Having monitored the attention given to the many subjects of animal abuse over these fourteen years, we feel there is no doubt that "For The Birds" is unprecedented in its prominence, the space afforded and the dynamics of the writing. Having chosen to profile the courage and commitment of Karen Davis as the focal point of your article, you exposed the reader to the truth about this rapidly expanding cruel big business."

For 14 years, the Genesis Awards have acknowledged select members of the news and entertainment media for exemplary accomplishment in spotlighting animal issues with creativity and integrity. The Fourteenth Annual Genesis Awards, for works released in 1999, will be presented at a star-studded ceremony hosted by The Ark Trust, in the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday evening, March 18, hosted by David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier") and Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"). The nation's premiere consciousness-raiser on animal issues, this year's awards will be bestowed by a host of celebrity presenters, and taped for television. For 8 years the Genesis Awards ceremony has aired as a 90-minute special on the Discovery Channel and is now shown on Discovery's Animal Planet.

United Poultry Concerns wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate and to thank Tamara Jones of The Washington Post and to thank Gretchen Wyler and The Ark Trust for this great tribute and honor. Thank you.

United Poultry Concerns - http://www.upc-online.org 

Source: franklin@smart.net - Franklin D. Wade

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