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Karen Davis is the director and founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Founded in 1990, United Poultry Concerns addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. Since 1999, Karen and UPC have hosted eight annual conferences on farmed animal advocacy issues. Her work, letters-to-the-editor, and op-eds have been featured in dozens of national magazines and newspapers. Karen has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Daily Show, and This American Life on National Public Radio. She is also the author of several books. On July 2, 2002, Karen was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to animal liberation.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN); Revised edition (March 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570672296
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570672293
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,034,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Harold Herzog on March 31, 2009
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Chickens don't get no respect.... But the fact is that the suffering of commercially raised poultry is the world's largest animal welfare problem. And because the demand for chicken meat and eggs continues to rise at an astounding rate, the problem is getting worse rather than better. For every baby seal that is clubbed to death, 30,000 chickens will die in the United States; for every dog euthanized in an animal shelter, 3,000 chickens will die; for every animal used in a biomedical experiment, 150 chickens will die; and for every game rooster that dies in cockfight, 9,000 commercial broilers will be killed for the culinary pleasure of Americans. Further, in the United States, commercially raised chickens, turkeys, and ducks are excluded from coverage under either the Animal Welfare Act or the Humane Slaughter Act.

In the newly revised edition of Prisoned Chicken, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, Karen Davis provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the poultry industry, a natural history of chickens, and a scathing critique of the ways that broiler chickens and battery hens live and die on modern factory farms. The new edition contains hundreds of new references and current information on the bird flu epidemic, genetic engineering of poultry, the expansion of the chicken industry, global warming, and recent changes in the rearing and processing of commercial poultry.

While, as the title suggests, this is a book of animal advocacy, the information is up to date and accurate. Davis, who runs an animal shelter for poultry, is director of United Poultry Concerns. She has spent over 20 years tirelessly arguing that chickens merit our moral concern.
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Karen Davis has brought needed attention to the most maligned abused and disregarded of farm animal groups, chickens (and other other fowl--turkeys and game birds used for eggs, meat, and feathers like ducks, geese, quail, guinea fowl, cornish game hens, etc). The exclusion of all birds from protection under animal welfare and humane slaughter regulations in the US is unconscionable and has allowed the most cruel treatment to become as they benignly phrase it "industry standard"--in other words they do whatever they want without any hindrance or oversight from government, regulatory agencies, or law enforcement. Davis is passionate and the plight of the birds is made apparent, but she often lapses into emotional statements about the birds nature/character that are not supported by anything but her personal feelings and do not assist the argument. There is much behavioral observation of birds in the wild who are directly related to captive and domestic bird species from animal biologists/zoologists and animal behaviorists/ethologists that would have supported her anecdotal reports of her chickens and made her arguments stronger. But her focus of the chicken, is well worth reading and must encourage changes we need to make in how we choose to eat and live that would liberate this much abused animal.
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The original (1996) edition of Karen Davis' "Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs" was a groundbreaking study of the poultry industry that focused worldwide attention on the plight of chickens in factory farms and moved chickens to the top of the animal rights agenda. It literally changed the direction of the animal rights movement.

Dr. Davis is a former English professor who left her position in academia to campaign full-time on behalf of domestic fowl, and much of the book's impact can be traced to her university background. First, it was thoroughly researched from primary sources, usually the publications of the poultry industry itself. Davis has made herself an internationally recognized expert on chickens and turkeys, their physiology, psychology, natural history, and treatment in modern agriculture. As a result, "Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs" is an authoritative treatment of its subject, and its claims are backed up with ample citations from reliable sources (most often, as I said, from the poultry industry)and have never been shown to be false or exaggerated. Second, Davis writes extremely well, and "Prisoned Chickens", despite its sometimes shocking subject matter, is gracefully written and accessible to the layperson.

The revised and updated 2009 edition is similar to the original, only newer and better. It is expanded and brought up to date in all respects, and people who have read the original edition will still find the revised edition worth their while and then some.

If you are worried about the cruelty inherent in modern industrial agriculture, or if you are concerned about the health and environmental implications of modern chicken and egg production, the new, updated edition of "Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs" is an indipensable book.
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Although this is a long list of the cruelties inflicted on the chickens on factory farms, I was able to find a lot of useful information on the natural life of the chicken.

I already knew it was pretty terrible what the poor creatures go through. I live not too far from a Tyson plant and see the chickens stuffed into the crates rolling towards their doom. I actually know quite a few people who have chicken houses. But, fortunately, have never seen inside one.

I have chickens and I give them the best life I know how. They have a snug, safe house to roost in, private nesting boxes and plenty of room to roam. I love my chickens and want what's best for them. Through reading this book I have learned more about how to allow my chickens to have a natural and healthy life.
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