Fate of the Chicken: From Tropical Forest to Factory Farm
New York Bird Club
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Location: 242 E. 53 St. Manhattan (between 2nd & 3rd Aves, Ground FL)
New York NY
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Marc Johnson, Founder/Director of the Foster Parrots Sanctuary will give a PowerPoint Presentation, “Wild at Heart: Captive Parrots: A Hidden Crisis.” Why is it that the concern for dolphins & primates is not offered to animals of equal intelligence? With over 40 million parrots in our homes, back rooms, basements, backyard sheds and in breeding facilities, why is the suffering of these intelligent creatures unnoticed and why is it trivialized by the media? 1:00 PM
Karen Davis, Founder/President of United Poultry Concerns will give a PowerPoint Presentation, “Fate of the Chicken: From Tropical Forest to Factory Farm.” Chickens originated in the tropical forests of India and Southeast Asia many thousands of years ago. These Jungle Fowl, still thriving, live vigorous lives, raising their families, foraging for food, roosting in trees. “Fate of the Chicken” takes you, via PowerPoint imagery, through the evolution of chickens from their forested beginnings and natural habitat through phases of their domestication including cockfighting, backyard chicken-keeping, Victorian metaphor, and the “Hen Fever” craze in the 19th century that led to modern chicken and egg production. 2:30 PM
Wild at Heart and Fate of the Chicken are one-hour presentations followed by half hour question & answer sessions.
Karen Davis, PhD is the president and founder of United Poultry Concerns. For more information, visit http://www.upc-online.org/karenbio.htm.
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl and includes a sanctuary for chickens. To learn more, visit www.upc-online.org and http://www.upc-online.org/more_about_upc.html.