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June 20, 2019 - Psychology Today

For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation

For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation
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Birds are amazing sentient and intelligent beings.

Often written off as being dumb–hence the use of the pejorative phrase "bird brain"–and unemotional, nothing could be further from the truth based on detailed comparative research and observations from others who love to watch and study these wonderful nonhumans. Many different birds also find themselves served up as meals, and it's well known that they are brutally treated as they come to rest on humans' plates.

Dr. Karen Davis, 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, recently released her book called For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation-Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domestic Fowl.

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