14 December 2021

Banner with Hope Bohanec holding a chicken

Did you know that chickens purr? Learn about purring chickens and so much more in this wonderful conversation with Karen Davis, President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns. In this episode, Karen shares the story of some hens recently released from a laboratory who are the newest residents at UPC’s sanctuary in Virginia. Karen also discusses her essay in Vegan Voices: Essays By Inspiring Changemakers where she talks about the tragic phenomenon of the considerable decline of wild bird populations as the number of farmed birds increases. She also discusses the nature of suffering and reveals the deep connection between physical and psychological suffering. Karen then invites us into the world of the chickens’ vibrant voices, observing how rich and varied their sounds and expressions are. Join us for this in-depth exploration of all things chicken.