This week Mariann talks to Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns about the beautiful encounter with Viva the chicken hen that inspired her lifetime of activism, the founding and continued work of United Poultry Concerns, and why the language we use when talking about animals is so important. She also gives us some stories from her latest book, For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation: Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl.
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 (Lantern Books, 2019).
In the intro to the show, Jasmin and Mariann listen to some amazing clips from the very first episode of Our Hen House! It involves Jersey accents, fake meat, and sound effects. Also, Jasmin tells why she won’t even act like she’s eating meat. Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.
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