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For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation

by Karen Davis

For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation showcases Karen Davis’s three decades of popular and academic work. As the founder and director of United Poultry Concerns, she has done more than perhaps anyone to reveal the complex and socially rich lives of birds. Her writing – intellectually rigorous, passionate, erudite, and witty – brings fully to the fore the great injustices we have perpetrated on these intelligent and loving creatures. – Lantern Books

For the Birds substantiates the enduring value of Karen Davis’s work as an author, an activist, and a rescuer. Those who are new to her writings will be struck by her range of subjects and analysis, while more seasoned readers will be grateful to find her important ideas comprised in a single volume. I am confident that Karen’s readers will be greatly rewarded, and that the birds and all animals will benefit, as they already do, from the abiding passion and influence of her advocacy for them. – Robert Grillo, Foreword

For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation - $20

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry

by Karen Davis

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs looks at a world in which avian influenza, food poisoning, global warming, genetic engineering, and the expansion of poultry production and consumption are careening to an unsustainable point. Read the compelling argument for adopting a compassionate, plant-based cuisine as an alternative to the warfare waged on defenseless chickens.

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs - $14.95

Karen Davis's Eye-Opening Book

More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality

Now Available! Order Now!

Davis takes us back to European folklore about turkeys, the myths, fairytales, and downright lies told about turkeys and their habits and habitats. She shows how turkeys in the wild have complex lives and family units, and how they were an integral part of Native American and continental cultures and landscape before the Europeans arrived. And much more!

These Books Will Change How You Think

More Than a Meal - $14.95

The Holocaust & the Henmaid’s Tale:
A Case for Comparing Atrocities

by Karen Davis

"Brilliant: devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise." – Carol J. Adams, author, The Sexual Politics of Meat

These Books Will Change How You Think

The Holocaust & The Henmaid's Tale - $14.95

Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers

Edited by Dr. Joanne Kong

United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce publication of Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers. This fabulous new book includes essays by UPC President Karen Davis and UPC’s Projects Manager Hope Bohanec!

Vegan Voices brings you the thoughts and experiences of the visionaries who have built this powerful movement. From ethics and activism to aesthetics and economics, it looks at all sides, charting an optimistic way forward for humans and for all the other animals with whom we share the planet.”—Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC

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Vegan Voices - $20

Voices for Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts By Animal Rights Activists

by Brittany Michelson

During a time of historic actions and victorious campaigns, Voices for Animal Liberation depicts the full spectrum of animal rights activism that is currently at work to create change. This book offers the words of both new and highly influential voices in the movement today, with the intention of inspiring and educating those who are sparked by the vision of a more ethical world.

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UPC is selling a limited number of copies. Also available on Amazon, Skyhorse Publishing or Barnes & Noble.

Voices for Animal Liberation - $14.95


Edited by Sailesh Rao

Any major transformation in human history begins by recognizing that something we’ve been doing all along and considered normal is actually immoral. This book argues that speciesism – the assertion of superiority of a single species and the abusiveness this false assertion supports – is immoral.

Animal Agriculture is Immoral includes two contributions from United Poultry Concerns: “Employing Euphemism to Falsify the Fate of Farmed Animals,” by UPC President Karen Davis, PhD; and “A New Normal: The Anti-Speciesism Imperative in the Post Covid-19 World,” by UPC Projects Manager Hope Bohanec.

Currenly out of stock
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by the National Museum of Animals & Society

With superb artworks and writings both past and present, Uncooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken traces the complexities of chicken-human relations to confront the ethical implications arising from a paradigm that views chickens as mere means to an end. Charting the changing consciousness toward chickens that is now happening in contemporary art, academia, and animal rights advocacy, this fascinating, beautifully designed book is a treasure trove of images and writings about chickens, their friends and foes, for everyone who cares about chickens and seeks to enlighten others.

Uncooped - $14.95

A Rooster’s Tale:
A Year in the Life of a Clan of Chickens

Grades 3-12
Story and color photos by Claudia Bruckert.

Can chickens talk? What does a rooster do all day? Would a mother hen attack a hawk? What happens within a family of chickens?

This soulful and humorous book takes the reader to a fascinating foreign world. The young rooster Change tells the real life story of his family. Enchanting events and intriguing facts, chronicled and photographed over the course of one year, convey deep insights into daily chicken life.

A Rooster's Tale - $20

Cruel: Bearing Witness To Animal Exploitation

by Sue Coe
OR Books, 2012

“What permits such torment and abuse to occur in the first place?” – Sue Coe

“CRUEL captures the surrealistic madness and maniacal evil of animal “food” production. There is no other book like this one to get people to see and to stop contributing to the devilish horror and unspeakable sadness of eating our fellow creatures. – UPC President Karen Davis

Cruel - $20

Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

by Sharon Lee Hart
Charta Books, 2012

SANCTUARY takes you on an intimate journey to meet wonderful animals and the courageous rescuers who become their companions. Everyone can “visit” a sanctuary by buying, reading & sharing SANCTUARY.

Sanctuary - $20

Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey

Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless Poultry Potpourri

by Karen Davis

This delightful vegan cookbook by United Poultry Concerns, Inc. features homestyle, ethnic, and exotic recipes that duplicate and convert a variety of poultry and egg dishes. Includes artwork, poems, and illuminating passages showing chickens and turkeys in an appreciative light.

For Bulk Orders, contact The Book Publishing Company at 1-888-260-8458.

Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey - $14.95

Replacing Eggs

Sick of salmonella? Our exciting booklet invites you to cook and eat happily without eggs! 16 delicious recipes.

Replacing Eggs - $1.50

40% off bulk orders of 5 ($0.90 each)
5 Copies of Replacing Eggs - $4.50

Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations

Edited by Carol J. Adams & Josephine Donovan

“Karen Davis's brilliant essay (Thinking Like a Chicken: Farm Animals and The Feminine Connection) brings together the books' central concepts, leading to conclusions that rightly should disturb feminists and animal advocates alike.”  The Animals' Agenda Vol. 16, No. 2, Reviewed by Deborah Tanzer, PhD

For Bulk Orders, contact Duke University Press at 919-688-5134

Animals and Women - $16.95

Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs

An anthology of photos and stories by No Voice Unheard
Editors: Marilee Geyer, Diane Leigh and Windi Wojdak

Ninety-Five - $20

Minny’s Dream

by Clare Druce, Founder of Chickens’ Lib

Minny’s Dream is a powerful and moving story about a young girl’s encounter with a “battery hen” named Minny, who begs her friend Paula to set her free. Should Paula help Minny and risk being arrested? Risk her parents’ wrath? Minny’s “dream” is the caged hen’s “ancestral memory” of who she really is and how she was meant to live, told in her own words.

Minny’s Dream dramatizes the story of the plight of chickens from the tropical forest to the battery cage and the moral issues involved in whether to rescue or not to rescue. “Paula knows she must stand up for what she believes in, but can she succeed against the odds?”

Minny’s Dream - $10

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