18 June 2018

AR National Conference:
Join Karen Davis & Hope Bohanec!


Hope Bohanec:
Addressing the Humane Hoax

Saturday June 30, 11 am - 12:00 pm

This presentation explores Hope Bohanec’s book, The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat, examining the new trend of alternative, "humane" animal farming. It's become popular to support cage-free eggs and organic dairy— but is this trend really the answer to the plentiful problems of raising animals for food? What do the labels really mean? Is free-range better for the environment? Is organic more humane? This presentation offers answers to these critical questions.

Hope holding a microphone

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and is the author of The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal advocacy movement, and the Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns. Hope is also the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, California-based vegan advocacy organization and the primary organizer of UPC’s annual Conscious Eating Conference at UC Berkeley as well as the Sonoma County VegFest.


Karen Davis, PhD:
Focused Campaigns vs. Single Issue Campaigns

Sunday July 1, 10:15am - 11:15am

This presentation critiques the view that campaigns on behalf of particular animals and issues hinder the liberation of all animals from all forms of oppression. For some abolitionists, campaigns focusing on particular animals and animal abuse situations frustrate the ultimate goal of Abolition, Animal Rights, and Veganism. By this logic, the Civil Rights Movement in America could have been said to thwart social justice campaigns for all human beings everywhere – but did it? There’s a fundamental difference between Focused Campaigns and Single-Issue Campaigns within the broad field of Universal Activism. I will give examples.

Karen Davis

Karen Davis, PhD is the founder and President of United Poultry Concerns, a national organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. Elected to the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation, Karen is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs; The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale, and other groundbreaking works revealing the plight of poultry and advancing conceptual and strategic approaches to effective farmed animal advocacy.


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Animal Rights 2018 National Conference

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