Karen Davis, PhD



Karen Davis, PhD is a longtime advocate for the humane and respectful treatment of domestic animals, particularly domestic fowl. She has is the founding editor of the Poultry Press, a quarterly magazine about the treatment of domestic poultry, chosen one of the best non-profit publications in North America by the Utne press. She has written numerous articles in a wide variety of publications, and many essays on the subject, plus a book and contributions to other books, as well. Karen is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to 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. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Maryland-College Park where she taught for twelve years in the English Department. Her website is www.upc-online.org.