4 May 2020

In Celebration of
International Respect for Chickens Day,
We Are Announcing a New UPC Podcast

Banner with Hope Bohanec holding a chicken

With all of our community outreach events canceled due to the coronavirus crisis, UPC is finding new and creative ways to share our message about chickens and to celebrate International Respect for Chickens Day. To reach people who are staying safely at home, we are introducing a new podcast, Hope for the Animals! The number of people listening to podcasts has grown exponentially in the last five years and over 67 million people in the U.S. listen to at least one podcast a month. This podcast will help UPC connect to an entirely new audience, especially young people who make up the majority of podcast listeners. Our podcast will be heard on numerous hosting sites like iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more.

There are some distinct advantages to podcasts over other forms of media. Videos, webinars, online workshops, and articles all require you to stare at a screen. With a podcast, you can listen while exercising, cleaning the house, driving, gardening, etc., offering a break from the increased screen time as we shelter at home.

UPC’s Hope for the Animals will cover a variety of farmed animal issues including the ethical, environmental, spiritual, heartbreaking, and heartwarming aspects of living vegan. In every episode, we will have engaging conversations with special guests on the critical reasons for living a vegan lifestyle covering issues such as the humane hoax, effective communication and outreach in animal advocacy, and current events that are relevant to the protection of animals. We hope you will enjoy this fresh and innovative form of outreach and help us by sharing it with your online community.

Poster with Karen Davis holding a chicken

Listen to our first episode in which Hope interviews UPC’s founder and president Karen Davis. Karen discusses UPC’s 30-year anniversary, the wet markets and their connection with disease, the current surge of interest in animal-free foods, International Respect for Chicken’s Day and many other insightful topics that can help us in our endeavor toward protecting and respecting beautiful and highly sensitive chickens. Please tune in!

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