20 May 2022

Podcast: Roosters – Their Plight & Delight

Thinking Like a Chicken
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Henry and Muffie in the brush next to a sunflower
Henry & Muffie. Photo by Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns

In his own world of chickendom, the rooster is a father, a lover, a food-finder, a guardian, and a sentinel. He was justly praised by a renowned Renaissance writer as “the example of the best and truest father of a family.” But in today’s world, the rooster has been dealt a tragic fate. In this podcast I talk about three roosters I came to know well in our chicken sanctuary, versus the pitiable plight these proud birds endure in the poultry and egg industry and their banishment from the backyard. Please join me to learn more.

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KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit 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, Karen is the author of numerous books, essays, articles and campaigns. Her latest book is For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation: Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl published by Lantern Publications & Media.

Karen with Rainbow the rooster
Photo by Unparalleled Suffering Photography
Rainbow looking into the camera. Karen smiling and looking at Rainbow