For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberationby 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, ForewordFor the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation - $20
Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industryby 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 40% off bulk orders of 5 ($8.97 each)
5 Copies of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs - $44.85
- Acknowledgements, Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs, 2009
- "Riveting . . . brilliant . . . noteworthy for its breadth and depth." - Choice, American Library Association
- Journal of Animal Ethics 2011 Review of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs
- Journal for Critical Animal Studies Review of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs
More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and RealityNow 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!More Than a Meal - $14.95
The Holocaust & the Henmaid’s Tale:
by Karen Davis
A Case for Comparing Atrocities
"Brilliant: devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise." – Carol J. Adams, author, The Sexual Politics of MeatThe 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, DCVegan 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.
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE is IMMORAL: an anthology
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.
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social JusticeEdited by Lisa A. Kemmerer
University of Illinois Press, 2011
Read Karen Davis’s biographical essay in SISTER SPECIES, “From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story in An Eggshell” – “I grew up in a family and community where sport hunting was normal and expected. . . .”
If it weren't for women like those contributing to this book, the voices of those who can't fight for themselves would only be heard in slaughterhouses and experimental laboratories. – The Book Garden
Uncoopedby 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
With the Eyes of Love:
by Christa Blanke
Dispatches from the Front Line
Animals’ Angels Press
This book by the Rev. Christa Blanke, founder of Animals’ Angels in Germany, tells, in the form of a dark poetic diary, about the people who are there when cows, pigs, horses and birds are transported to their deaths, gathering the evidence and preparing the documents for legal cases. These fearless people reveal what is done to farmed animals at auctions and animal markets every day throughout the world. If it weren’t for their testimony, these animals would pass anonymously into oblivion. With the Eyes of Love lets us visualize them and those who bear witness on their behalf.With the Eyes of Love - $10
A Rooster’s Tale:
A Year in the Life of a Clan of Chickens
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 Exploitationby 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 DavisCruel - $20
Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animalsby 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: A Poultryless Poultry Potpourriby 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
Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical ExplorationsEdited 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 919-688-5134Animals 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
Minny’s Dreamby 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