Stories and Information About Turkeys
UPC Turkeys Brochure
Turkey Abuse Investigation Moves Forward 8 March 2013
Turkey (Allegedly) Tortured by Students at Fraternity Drinking Party: Take Action! 21 December 2012
Remembering Turkeys at Thanksgiving 21 November 2012
Butterball Abuse: Mercy For Animals Undercover Investigation Exposes Cruelty at Turkey Factory Farm 21 November 2012 - www.butterballabuse.com
Tina Turkey Pours Her Heart Out 19 November 2012
Thursday, November 15, Noon to 3pm: Join United Poultry Concerns' White House Leafleting for Turkeys 12 November 2012
Urge NPR and Its Member Stations to Promote a Compassionate Holiday Season 4 November 2012
Peeper: A Story of Unending Love UPC Winter 2012 Poultry Press
Buried in Dead Meat UPC Winter 2012 Poultry Press
"Rescued Turkeys" by Bill Crain, director of Safe Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary in New York. 13 March 2012
Amelia, A Turkey Beloved By All UPC Winter 2011-2012 Poultry Press
MFA Investigation Leads to Law Enforcement Raid on Butterball 29 December 2011
Turkeys Rescued by Loving People by Karen Dawn of DawnWatch 25 November 2011
Katie's Story Katie was a domestic turkey, hatched in a hatchery with
no mother to comfort or peep to her - 22 November 2011
"My Life as a Turkey" by Joe Hutto on PBS: Illumination & Blindness in the Flatwoods of Florida 22 November 2011
"Talking Turkey" on Vegan World Radio: Interview with UPC President Karen Davis 22 November 2011
Amelia, a Turkey Beloved By All by Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns 21 November 2011
For turkeys, chickens and other animals raised for food – a glimpse of the “good old days” from More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality UPC Fall 2011 Poultry Press
Picture of Deer and Turkeys in UPC Fall 2011 Poultry Press
Photo: Sue Coe
“I live in the woods, and there are owls and bears and turkeys and deer, and all
of free born creatures. I thought you would like this photo, out of my window,
my bird feeder in winter.” – Artist & author Sue Coe, New York 2011
"Don't Gobble Me" in Today's University of
Maryland Newspaper The Diamondback 10 November 2011
11/26/10: “Consider the Turkey,” by James McWilliams,
The Atlantic, Nov. 24, 2010 11/24/10: Tribute to Turkeys, November 24, 2010
Beautiful Amelia on the Cover of Winter 2010 Poultry Press
11/23/10: Thanksgiving - Let's Talk Turkey ( Youtube Video)
Ritual Sacrifice: “The reduction of living beings to objects upon whom atrocities can be heaped.” (Fall-Winter 2009 Poultry Press)
11/10/09: Edna Byrd: “Memoir of a Wild Turkey”
11/04/09: “Thanksgiving: A Time to Celebrate Birds” in
The Order of the Earth The Mother Turkey and Her Young (Winter 2008-2009 Poultry Press)
A Mother Turkey and Her Young - “Their Kind and Careful Parent” 11/26/07:
The Turkey in America 12/01/06:
UPC Guest Column, “A Tale of Two Turkeys” 11/13/06:
Turkeys: Who are They? 12/08/04: Mila and Priscilla
6/01/05: The Thanksgiving Turkey in America as Ritual Scapegoat
12/04/03: Turkeys: much smarter than you think
Information About Turkeys Compiled from More Than a Meal
Turkeys Want to Be Friends, Not Food
The Modern Turkey In Need of Thanksgiving Deliverance
Food For Thought Turkey Brochure
Here's Why We Yell Over Turkey Drops
You never really got to see
The real turkey inside of me.
The one with a body my frame could have supported
The one with feet where my toes weren't aborted.
The one who could eat his food with a beak
Like a real bird and not a geek.
The one who wanted to have a mate
But was too large to propagate.
My life had one saving grace
And it was Karen Davis's place.
Yes, a human too was she
But one who took care of me.
I only knew fear and pain
Now happiness did remain.
Thank you Karen for giving me the chance
To spread my feathers and do a turkey prance.
In my last year, I almost got to be
The real turkey inside of me.
By: Marie Gleason and Terry Kleeman