What are we fighting for, Bigger Cages or No Cages?
Recently, the debate over whether animal welfare campaigns interfere
with the animal liberation movement intensified when PETA successfully
pressured McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's into making factory
farming reforms. This most interesting topic is the subject of United
Poultry Concerns' Third Annual Forum which will take place December 8
and 9 at UPC Headquarters in Machipongo, VA.
United Poultry Concerns
The featured speakers include Animal Rights Online's own
staff journalist Dr. Steve Best, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy
and Humanities, University of Texas, along with Bruce Friedrich, the
Vegetarian Campaign Coordinator for PETA and Kirsten Rosenberg, the
Managing Editor of The Animals' Agenda Magazine.
In case you missed Steve's last article in ARO's
newsletter, which dealt with this debate, "Animal Welfare Or Animal
Rights? Dismantling a False Opposition" you will find it posted here...
Animal Welfare Or Animal Rights
If consumers think that farm animals are treated
humanely, will that alleviate their guilt and delay or prevent them from
becoming vegetarians? Or, until animal liberation does come about,
shouldn't we seek to prevent as much suffering as possible? Doesn't the
Call for Bigger Cages alert people to information they may not have
known - That farm animals are kept in tiny cages, that slaughterhouses
dismember alive, conscious, frightened, crying intelligent creatures? If
we win AW, do we lose AR?
These are the types of complicated issues that will be
explored at the UPC forum.
For more information about this important event please
UPC 3rd Annual Forum: Does Animal Welfare Hurt or Help
Abolition? - December 8-9, 2001
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