United Poultry Concerns April 11, 2002
UPC President Karen Davis To Speak at Yale Chicken Conference

Dr. Karen Davis, the founder and President of United Poultry Concerns, will present a paper at an upcoming conference on "The Chicken: Its Biological, Social, Cultural and Industrial History" to be held at Yale University, May 17-19, 2002. Her presentation, "Thinking Like a Chicken," will look at the gendered and other symbolic ways that chickens have been regarded in the contemporary environmental and animal rights movements, and in the media. She will discuss the chicken in history, myth, ritual, and reality, and show the behavior of so-called industrial chickens in a sanctuary setting, as part of the Panel on Folklore and Symbolism of the Chicken, on Saturday, May 18 (10:15 - 11:45 AM). United Poultry Concerns will have an exhibit table at the conference that will include UPC's new video: Chickens: Their Dignity, Beauty, and Abuse.

The Chicken Conference, which is sponsored by the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University, is designed to present an account of the chicken under various aspects through history to the present and beyond. It will bring together scholars, agronomists, agribusiness, and activists whose work has helped to define the social history and cultural role of the chicken.

For information about the conference and registration, visit
http://www.yale.edu/agrarianstudies/chicken
Or send an email to may.conference@yale.edu
The conference is free and open to the public.

United Poultry Concerns. April 11, 2002

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