In Response to: “One woman’s quest to enjoy her dinner without guilt” by Amanda Paulson, and “‘Cage-free’ eggs: not all they’re cracked up to be?” by Jennifer Wolcott, 10/27/2004
Letters – “How’d you like those eggs? Cage-free, or not at all?” – can be viewed online at
UPC President Karen Davis re: ”One woman’s quest to enjoy her dinner without guilt”:
The article presents the argument that domestic animals “have evolved for human use,” and that, no longer having “a biological place outside of that,” they may be conscientiously consumed. However, chickens, cows, and other farmed animals have not “evolved” to be eaten. People have deliberately manipulated these animals for food production traits at the expense of animal well-being. Whatever unfitness they show is the result of human intervention.
Dr. Karen Davis
President, United Poultry Concerns
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. www.upc-online.org