TAOS Conference, Stone Mountain Georgia,
Presented By The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS)
Friday March 26 - UPC President Dr. Karen Davis will give
a special presentation on "Wild, Feral, and Domestic Chickens
and Turkeys: What Do They Have In Common and What Do We Know
About Them?" Summary : Many people are surprised to
learn that chickens derive from the jungles of Southeast Asia,
that turkeys did not run away from the early Europeans, and that
domesticated chickens and turkeys can become feral to live successfully
in forests and elsewhere. Dr. Davis will discuss the biological,
cultural, and industrial implications of this knowledge.
For information about the conference call TAOS at 972-485-5647
or email TAOS@aol.com
University of Central Florida Student Group - Body of Animal Rights
Campaigners (BARC) is hosting speakers March 29-April 2.
Wednesday March 31 - Dr. Davis presents: "It Isn't Just
One Mad Cow." Summary: Despite salmonella, E. coli, avian influenza, SARS,
campylobacter, Mad Cow and other proof of farmed-animal-to-human
disease transmission, the government claims that eating animal
products is safe. Dr. Davis will discuss the link between farmed
animal suffering and human illnesses.
For more information call Daniel Holbert at 352-208-8871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm Animal Wellness Seminar. School of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Saturday, April 3. Theme:
How Knowing More About Animal Behavior Can Lead To Better Husbandry
UPC President Dr. Karen Davis will present a paper entitled "Knowing
More About Natural Poultry Behavior Can Lead To Better Care." Summary : The belief that factory-farmed birds have lost their natural
behaviors and are content to live in crowded, unstimulating environments
is contradicted by contemporary avian science and by the variety
of natural behaviors displayed by these birds at farmed animal
For more information contact Lorin Shearburn at Ldshearburn@wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison Coalition for Animal Rights is
hosting two classroom lectures by Dr. Karen Davis April 21-April
Wednesday April 21 - "The Biology and Philosophy of Human-Animal
Summary : Comparative studies of cognition in human and nonhuman
animals offer a perspective on suffering in other species, Dr.
Davis will discuss human obligations to other animals with an emphasis
on animals exploited for food.
Thursday April 22 - "Human/Animal Symbiosis and Current
Issues in the Use of Animals in Food Production and Science."
Summary : Focusing primarily on the poultry and egg industries, Dr. Davis
will discuss the use of animals in food production and science,
laws governing these uses, animal rights, and "humane treatment" of
For more information email Andres Abreu at email@example.com
Animal Liberation Student Association Conference and National
Book Release, Syracuse University, April 23-April 25.
Friday April 23-National book release celebration of Terrorists
or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals .
Edited by Dr. Steven Best and Anthony J. Nocella, this challenging
anthology includes an essay by Dr. Karen Davis entitled "Putting
a Face on the Rescued and the Rescuers."
Saturday & Sunday, April 24-25, Animal Liberation Student
Association Conference. Dr. Davis's keynote speech: "The Holocaust
on Your Plate: A Case for Comparing Atrocities."
Summary : Resentment
can spring from the sense that the uniqueness of one's own group's
oppression is being used to illuminate another group's oppression.
However, an atrocity, such as the Holocaust, may serve as a strategic
metaphor to illuminate and promote activism on behalf of other
victims including the oppression of nonhuman animals by human beings.
For more information on this multi-disciplinary conference and
book release celebration, email firstname.lastname@example.org ,
or email@example.com ;
or click on:
Animal Rights 2004 National Conference, Washington DC, July 8-12
Theme: " Challenging the daily terror against animals"
to learn skills, share experiences, network, plan joint projects,
and "recharge." 1000 activists are expected.
Dr. Davis will discuss farmed-animal issues and campaigns, vegan/animal
rights activism, intelligence and feelings in birds, and animal
cognition and sentience as a tool for activists.
For information and registration contact:
www.AR2004.org or call 888-FARM
United Poultry Concerns 5th Annual Forum, Norfolk, VA, August
Theme: "Mad Cows to Mad Chickens: What Insiders Can Tell You About
Agribusiness, Animal Liberation, and Your Diet"
Purpose: To meet eyewitnesses and hear eyewitness testimony from "behind
the scenes" of the meat, poultry, egg, dairy, medical, and "alternative" animal
production industries to enhance understanding and hone activist
For information call 757-678-7875, or email Karen@upc-online.org ,
or click on: http://www.upc-online.org/alerts/22004forum04.htm