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(Upstairs Presentation Room)
Calling all chicken lovers and avian caretakers of the Hudson Valley: come listen and learn from one of the top avian advocates, Karen Davis, PhD. Davis is the Founder and President of UNITED POULTRY CONCERNS, a nonprofit organization that, since 1990, has promoted the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl and operates 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; A Home for Henny; and Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless “Poultry” Potpourri. Davis has also contributed writings to many incredible, must-read compendiums including 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 more, including the forthcoming book in 2016, Meat Culture. In 2002 Karen Davis was inducted into the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation. If you think you know all there is to know about the feathered beings that so many take for granted, attend Karen's presentation and be prepared to see them in a new and profound light.