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These Books Will Change How You Think About Chickens, Turkeys, Thanksgiving, and the Holocaust

More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History,Myth, Ritual, and Reality published by Lantern Books

“Karen Davis has done first-rate investigative reporting to chase down the origins of myths about turkeys, and the origins of turkeys themselves. Her writing is passionate.” – Merritt Clifton, Editor of Animal People

More Than a Meal is an excellent account of the history of hunting, farming, and killing of the turkey and a penetrating examination of the culture of Thanksgiving, in which the turkey plays a central and demeaning role.” – Dr. Lesley Rogers, Professor of Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour, University of New England, Australia

“In a very scholarly way, Karen Davis explores the unnatural history of the turkey. What happened between the turkey being taken to Europe and then reintroduced to North America? Why is the turkey called ‘turkey’?” –  Dr. Ian Duncan, Professor of Poultry Ethology, University of Guelph, Ontario

“Karen Davis shines a new light on the unfortunate, much-maligned bird that is the center of America’s Thanksgiving ritual.” – Peter Singer, DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, author of Animal Liberation.

$14.95 includes shipping.

The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities published by
Lantern Books

“Are you offended by the comparison with the holocaust? You shouldn’t be. Karen Davis has written a profound book and I challenge you to read it without being transformed.” – Jeffrey Masson, author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale is brilliant: devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise.” – Carol J. Adams, author of The Pornography of Meat

“Compelling and convincing. I thank Karen Davis for writing this bold, brave book.” – Charles Patterson, author of Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

“What a fantastic analysis you’ve done! It’s so important to intimately understand this incredibly dark side of human behavior so we can change it.” – Annie Hornish, The
Compassionate Living Project

“Your Holocaust and Henmaid’s Tale is powerful and deeply insightful. Thank you for bringing me, and hopefully many others, to a new level of understanding and sensibility.” – Carl Mariani, Ambler, PA

$14.95 includes shipping.

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