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18 September 2013
Green Festival Presentation by UPC President Karen Davis, Sunday in
Is Backyard Chicken-Keeping an Ethical Alternative to Factory Farming?
Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22: Green Festival, Washington, DC
UPC will host an exhibit table & UPC President Karen Davis will speak on
Backyard Chicken-Keeping at 2:00pm Sunday on Stage B.
Backyard chicken-keeping has benefited chickens somewhat as people who
previously knew chickens only as food discover how delightful chickens are as
living creatures. However, it has also attracted people who mistreat their
birds, know little or nothing about chickens and their needs, and brag on the
Internet about their own abusiveness. It has also fostered a bustling chick
hatchery business involving the same kinds of factory-farm cruelties that small
farm practitioners and backyard enthusiasts claim to reject. As the popularity
of backyard flocks in urban and suburban areas has grown, animal shelters and
sanctuaries are inundated with calls to take in unwanted chickens, particularly
roosters. Karen will discuss the pros and cons of keeping backyard chickens,
what chickens need for happiness and wellbeing, and what you need to do if you
are considering or already have a backyard flock.
KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a
nonprofit organization that addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food
production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship
situations. She is the author of several books including Prisoned Chickens,
Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry and More Than a
Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality. Award-winningly profiled
in The Washington Post for her outstanding work for the birds, Karen maintains a
sanctuary for chickens on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. KAREN DAVIS, PhD
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the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
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