In Conversation with Dr. Karen Davis: Of Practical Applications of Trans-species Psychology, Of Demystifying Anthropomorphism, and Of The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tale
- United Poultry Concerns - http://www.UPC-online.org/
17 December 2012
In Conversation with Dr. Karen Davis: Of Practical Applications of Trans-species
Psychology, Of Demystifying Anthropomorphism, and Of The Holocaust and the
By Vegan India!
Some of us choose to be vegan because we feel kinship with nonhuman animals; we
can relate empathically with them and therefore, we feel committed to unfolding
the layers in their behavior, emotions, and language. From this drive emerges a
body of knowledge that helps us construct their inner world. This body of
knowledge thus accumulated, and when documented, told, and retold, becomes the
building blocks of the discipline of "Trans-species Psychology" – the field of
psychology that studies animal cognition and emotions.
Today, the blog heartily welcomes Dr. Karen Davis, an animal advocate of such
caliber. The blog had the privilege of first introducing Dr. Davis in the essay,
The Chicken Story Retold. Dr. Davis is the founder and president of United
Poultry Concerns (UPC), a non-profit organization that promotes the
compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl in food production,
science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. In the
last three decades of her work, Dr. Davis has made enormous contributions
towards the discipline of Trans-species Psychology. Backed by empirical research
data, she has written volumes about the inner world of animals in her
captivating, storytelling style. This data has been used to lobby to end animal
exploitation, particularly of chickens, turkeys, and other domestic fowl; and to
appeal to people to recognize their shared sentience with animals.
Many in the USA today know her as the "chicken lady", the "chicken rights
advocate" who changed their lives for a more enlightened and compassionate
Read the Interview and add your Comment at:
Presented by Vegan India! – in support of fair and compassionate consumership,
one story at a time. http://vegan-india.blogspot.in
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes
the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
Don't just switch from beef to chicken. Go Vegan.
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