1 July 2022

Liberating Our Language for Farmed Animals

Thinking Like a Chicken Podcast
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Hen reading from a book to chicks
Illustration By: Gregg Schindler

Farmed animal advocates can be frustrated by the language agribusiness uses to describe the animals we seek to liberate from abusive and demeaning usage – both actual and rhetorical. In today’s podcast episode I provide examples of terms to avoid and terms to choose when speaking and writing on behalf of farmed animals. Tune in & listen up!

Thinking Like a Chicken Overview

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 published by Lantern Publications & Media.

Karen with Rainbow the rooster
Photo by Unparalleled Suffering Photography
Rainbow looking into the camera. Karen smiling and looking at Rainbow