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  1. Declan Bowens
    Declan Bowens May 11, 2014 at 6:59 am | | Reply

    I have an animal sanctuary in Ireland myself called Back into daylight animal sanctuary.I agree with Sandra these chickens hens suffer terribly with the diseases caused by being in cages in terrible conditions,it is hell on earth for them.WE have hens out of these cages on our sanctuary.They have every disease you could think of for a hen to have in western Europe.You would want to be a vet and a veterinary surgeon and a miracle worker to be able to look after them in any good meaningful way.Each one of them is so beautiful and so wanting to live another day.They enjoy being free so much just to be able to lie in the sun and walk about.Please go Vegan for the animals and think of their pain day after day.People need to wake up to eating brutally murdered animals and eating death and disease all these animals suffer horribly in the human food chain.People wake up to this fact and admit their suffering and stop lying to yourself.GO VEGAN.

  2. Karen Davis
    Karen Davis May 11, 2014 at 10:37 am | | Reply

    Thank you for inviting Sherry Colb and Sandra Higgins on your show on May 4, 2014, which happened to be International Respect for Chickens Day, an annual project of United Poultry Concerns since 2005. I am glad that Sandra noted in her interview that her report on the cruelty of “enriched” cages for laying hens is on the United Poultry Concerns website. Because many listeners may not have the background, let it be noted that United Poultry Concerns joined with the Humane Farming Association in 2012-2013 as the LEADING national organizations in the U.S. to publicly oppose proposed federal legislation that would have effectively enshrined “enriched” cages for egg-laying hens in the United States. We were very vocal in our opposition and the reasons why. For information, please see our Screaming Hen webpage which includes Sandra Higgins’ report.

    Second, it is incorrect and unjust to paint United Poultry Concerns as a sellout, “welfare” organization, as Gary Francione spent part of his interview time doing on the show, simply because United Poultry Concerns, a 100% pro-vegan, animal rights organization, has tried to help birds in institutionalized abuse conditions from which they will never escape, except through death. UPC has NEVER promoted consumption of animal products under ANY conditions. It is important for animal advocates to distinguish between organizations that are telling consumers it is ethically acceptable for them to eat “humanely-raised animal products” and organizations, such as United Poultry Concerns, that promote a Give a Cluck-Go Vegan diet exclusively, and nothing less, while meanwhile trying to help suffering birds in the here and now to whom we believe we have an obligation.

    Karen Davis, PhD, president of United Poultry Concerns, was a featured speaker, in 2013. on Will Tuttle’s Veganpalooza. UPC has led the way in urging animal activists “Beyond the Rhetoric of Apology to Affirmative Action for Animals and Animal Rights.” This and more can be read on our Effective Activism webpage at

  3. Veda Stram
    Veda Stram May 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm | | Reply

    I agree 100 percent with everything that Karen Davis wrote about UPC’s commitment to veganism [re
    May 4 show]. I have been a vegan and animal rights activist for over 25 years and am proud that one of my many accomplishments is having been invited to be on the board for UPC, which I accepted, with honor. I would NOT associate my name and my long-time reputation as a vegan activist with any person or organization that does NOT first and foremost promote veganism, everywhere, all the time, no matter what, which UPC always has and does and will continue to do. To take time on a vegan radio show to accuse UPC of being “welfarist” because an action or two over decades does not fit perfectly into a personal list of criteria of what it takes to be a “vegan abolitionist” is a good example of cutting off your nose to spite your face. UPC is a powerful voice for veganism. Period. And so am I.

  4. linda beane
    linda beane May 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm | | Reply

    I thought some excellent points were discussed.
    thanks ,Linda

  5. TR
    TR May 26, 2014 at 5:46 am | | Reply

    I really enjoyed your guest Sherry Colb 🙂 Thanks

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