15 May 2023

Our 4th annual Humane Hoax Online Conference is coming up on May 20th!

The Humane Hoax online conference, Saturday, May 20. KAREN DAVIS, PhD 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET

We are thrilled to bring back the Humane Hoax Online Conference on Saturday, May 20th. This year, we will hear talks from some of the amazing contributing authors to the new book The Humane Hoax: Essays Exposing the Myth of Happy Meat, Humane Dairy, and Ethical Eggs. Hope Bohanec and Alastor Van Kleeck will introduce the book and then we will hear from contributing authors, Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, Professor of Philosophy Robert C. Jones, and writer Ingrid Taylor, DVM, who will share her experience growing up on her family's pig farm. Mark your calendar and register today!

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Humane Hoax Online Conference Speaker Schedule
Saturday, May 20th, 2023

10:00 am - 10:55 am PT     - Hope Bohanec, Compassionate Living &
- Alastor Van Kleeck, PhD, Triangle Chicken Advocates
5-minute break
11am PT, 2pm ET - Karen Davis, PhD, United Poultry Concerns
5-minute break
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm PT - Robert C. Jones, PhD, California State University
5-minute break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PT - Ingrid Taylor, DVM
5-minute break
2:00 pm PT - Questions, Answers, and Discussion

The Humane Hoax
10:00 am - 10:55 am PT

Hope Bohanec has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 30 years and published the book, The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat? She is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement, executive director of the non-profit Compassionate Living, host of the Hope for the Animals Podcast, and co-founder of the Humane Hoax Project and the Ahimsa Living Project. Over the last three decades, Bohanec has worked for national non-profits such as United Poultry Concerns and In Defense of Animals, organized numerous campaigns and events, and contributed chapters to two anthologies.

Alastor Van Kleeck, PhD is a freelance writer, educator, and community organizer. They spend most of their time working at the Triangle Chicken Advocates sanctuary, which they and their partner founded in 2014, and which inspired them to start The Microsanctuary Movement. Dr. Van Kleeck is co-founder of the Humane Hoax Project and also founded and contributes to the radical vegan blog Striving with Systems.

“Humane Eggs” and “Happy Wings”: A Look Behind the Labels
11am PT, 2pm ET

Karen Davis, PhD is the president and founder of United Poultry Concerns, a non-profit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl, including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. Inducted into the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation, she is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality; The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities; and other works, including her children’s book A Home for Henny and a vegan cookbook Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless “Poultry” Potpourri. Her latest book is For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation, published by Lantern Publishing & Media. Karen hosts a biweekly podcast series titled Thinking Like a Chicken - News & Views!

Modern Foodie Culture: A Celebration of Violence
12:00 pm - 12:55 pm PT

Robert C. Jones earned his PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University. He is currently an associate professor of philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research focuses on critical animal studies and animal liberation theory and activism through a variety of projects spanning traditional and novel areas of ethics, social justice, and food ethics. Dr. Jones co-authored Chimpanzee Rights, has published numerous articles and book chapters on animal ethics, and has given talks on animal liberation, speciesism, and human supremacy.

A Pig Called Silver
1:00 - 1:55 pm PT

Ingrid L. Taylor is a writer, veterinarian, and independent scholar who has worked in veterinary clinical practice, public health, and animal protection. She is an award-winning poet, and her writing has appeared in many journals and magazines. Find out more about her work at ingridltaylor.com.

Question, Answer, and Discussion
2:00 pm PT

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