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For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation

KAREN DAVIS: I long for a world in which no chicken or turkey ever wakes up again in a nightmare that never ends for them until death. I want to see a world in which human food is animal-free.

MARC BEKOFF: ‘Birds are amazing sentient and intelligent beings. Often written off as being dumb–hence the use of the pejorative phrase “bird brain”–and unemotional, nothing could be further from the truth based on detailed comparative research and observations from others who love to watch and study these wonderful nonhumans. Many different birds also find themselves served up as meals, and it’s well known that they are brutally treated as they come to rest on humans’ plates…

A new book by Dr. Karen Davis, 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, called For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation – Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domestic Fowl. Having known about Dr. Davis’ groundbreaking work focusing on the well-being of “food birds”… Marc Bekoff interviews Karen Davis’. SOURCE…


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