6 November 2022

Restoring “Poultry” from How They are Used to Who They Really Are

Live On YouTube

Karen on Zoom interview hosted by the Kerulos Center

Karen Davis, PhD, founder and president of United Poultry Concerns and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, discusses the suffering and abuses of Chickens in farming operations, sacrificial “atonement” rituals, and farm supply businesses like Tractor Supply Company. She suggests ways we can restore birds lucky enough to be rescued to a sense of their true selves instead of the “lesser beings” to which abusers seek to reduce them. This video aired live on October 24 as a presentation sponsored by The Kerulos Center as part of their Living One series. We are grateful to The Kerulos Center for the opportunity to advocate for these birds.

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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 books include A Home for Henny; Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri; Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality; and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities. Karen’s latest book is For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation – Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl. Karen hosts a biweekly podcast series titled: “Thinking Like a Chicken: News & Views.”