30 September 2022

Should Animal Intelligence Be Enhanced or Expunged to the Level of Artificial Intelligence?

Should Robots Be Granted “Personhood” Even if Most or All Nonhuman Animals Are Not?

Thinking Like a Chicken Podcast
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Today I discuss the ideas of altering animals’ minds to compete with robotic “intelligence” – manipulating some animals to be fit to be “persons” and others to be fit for industrialized farm life. Please join me for this brief look at a future already here and in the making.

Rainbow looking into the camera. Karen smiling and looking at Rainbow

These badly debeaked hens were fitted with red contact lenses for a student project in the poultry unit at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA in the 1990s. There is no obscenity that animal agribusiness will not inflict on its victims and call it “welfare.”

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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