Winter Spring 2007 - 2008 Poultry Press

Regina Hyland, Author of God’s Covenant with Animals, has Passed Away
She asked that donations in her memory be sent to United Poultry Concerns

By Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns

Regina Hyland, who wrote under the name of J.R. Hyland, died from breast cancer in October. She was sixty-four years old. Regina was an ordained evangelical minister who worked in prison ministry and with migrant farmworkers as well as actively supporting issues of female equality and animal rights. Regina became and remained a strong supporter of United Poultry Concerns from the time we started in 1990.

Regina’s book, God’s Covenant with Animals: A Biblical Basis for the Humane Treatment of All Creatures, published by Lantern Books, offers a compelling argument on the place of animals in the Bible. I drew upon this concise and informative book in writing my own book, The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale, also published by Lantern Books, where I quote directly from God’s Covenant with Animals in my chapter on animal sacrifice, “Scapegoats and Surrogates.”

On November 4, 1993 I received a gift copy of the original version of God’s Covenant with Animals entitled The Slaughter of Terrified Beasts: A Biblical Basis for the Humane Treatment of Animals, published in 1988. This book and its follow-up continue to inform and strengthen my own outlook and the work of United Poultry Concerns to stop forever the slaughter of terrified birds.

We are honored by Regina Hyland’s request that donations in her memory be sent directly to United Poultry Concerns and to know that United Poultry Concerns was one of her favorite organizations.

To learn more about Regina Hyland and about purchasing God’s Covenant with Animals, please visit Or call 800-856-8664 (you’ll reach Steiner Books, distributor for Lantern Books).

To donate to United Poultry Concerns by credit card in Regina memory, please go to our website at and click on the Donate button. Or you may send your check or money order to UPC, PO Box 150, Machipongo, VA 23405. Thank you for remembering and honoring Regina Hyland by providing a caring gift in her name to United Poultry Concerns. We are deeply grateful for your strong and continuing support.


Winter Spring 2007- 2008 Poultry Press