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Karen Davis Calls on Antioch College to Stop Exploiting Animals

David Nibert
Yellow Springs, OH, United States

Feb 4, 2020 — 

Acclaimed scholar and activist Karen Davis, PhD, has posted a UPC action alert in response to the exploitation of chickens, ducks and lambs at Antioch College. Dr. Davis is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns (UPC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.

In a letter to Antioch President Tom Manley, Dr. Davis writes: “I share the concern of those who object to encouraging students to view and treat birds, lambs and other animals as mere objects whose only value is to be made dead for consumption and who, viewed thus, are treated by the students and their instructors without any show of kindness or affection. Your formula that these animals are “livestock . . . not pets” is code for 1) lower standards of care than for animals differently categorized and 2) impersonal behavior devoid of showing or feeling affection toward these animals, de-natured, conveniently, as ‘livestock.’” (Read the complete letter at the link at the end of the call to action post.)

Please join those responding to the call by Dr. Davis by contacting Antioch College and respectfully asking them to stop the exploitation of chickens and ducks on their campus and to release the animals there to sanctuary. And also ask them not to bring more lambs or birds to the campus.  Contact Antioch at or call 937-319-6164. Thank you!




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