Becoming an Activist, Humane Education, “Humane” Factory Farming
UPC President Karen Davis Video Interview: Brock University
This 3-part interview conducted in March 2015 provides compelling insights into the making of an animal rights activist, why boys as well as girls suffer psychic injury in male-dominated society, and how anti-factory-farming sentiment fosters false narratives and beliefs about “food”-producing animals and consumer choice.
Karen’s impromptu interview, now aired for the first time, was elegantly recorded by a student videographer during an animal rights conference at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario organized by sociology professor Dr. John Sorenson, March 9.
- Dr. Karen Davis on Becoming an Activist
- Dr. Karen Davis on the Importance of Animal Education
- Dr. Karen Davis on Factory Farming
KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the Founder and President of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. She is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality; The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: a Case for Comparing Atrocities; A Home for Henny; Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless “Poultry” Potpourri; and For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation: Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl.
KAREN DAVIS has chapters in Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice; Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters; Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Liberation; Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations; Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable; Critical Theory and Animal Liberation; and Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals. She is a contributor most recently to Animal Agriculture is Immoral: An Anthology; Voices for Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts by Animal Rights Activists; and Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers. Karen Davis is in the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation.