Rapid growth, dynamic and effective product line, thriving as a small cap company in a difficult environment

April 13, 2017
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Todd Davis, the CEO & Founder of Endexx Corporation, a diversified company with two key operating entities (M3Hub/Autospense Technologies & CBD Unlimited-Hemp Nutraceuticals joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes, Health News & Nutrition & Pain Management Channels. Todd has 26 years experience in the Investment Banking and Small Cap Markets.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Todd Davis discuss the following:

  • Why are phytocannabinoids so important for quality wellness?
  • What methods and testing are you using with CBD?
  • How are your products helping People and Pets?
  • How well are your products performing in the market?
  • On the side, how are your developments with Autospense Progressing?
  • Are you uplisting and completing your Audit?

 

Todd Davis is Chairman and CEO of Endexx Corporation and has been since 2003. Todd was an Investment Banker/Stockbroker, and trading analyst from1990-2000. He also serves and has served as CEO/President/CFO/COB and Director in multiple publicly traded companies from 2001-2016 (present).

Endexx provides innovative inventory management and technology solutions. Endexx, with its collaborative partners and consultants, develops and distributes two consumable product lines derived from industrial hemp, which is organic and naturally rich in phytocannabinoids. Phyto-Bites®, is its CBD-infused soft chews for dogs. The dog treats are formulated to promote health and support the reduction of separation anxiety, pain and inflammation. The company also has two technology products and services that launched in 2014 -- the M3hub and the Autospense™. Both products provide essential solutions to promote regulatory compliance and full

Endexx accountability through "seed to sale" inventory management and an "End of Sale" technology integration. Based on principles developed by the pharmacological industry, the m3hub platform is the first standardized software solution for tracking pharmaceutical grade marijuana that maintains compliance with federal, state and local regulations. It is intended to provide a smooth transition to eventual federal mandates. The Autospense™ is a commercial grade inventory control and dispensing device that provides up-to-the-minute accounting details and ensures both product and patient security. By automating the dispensing process, Autospense™ increases productivity and reduces costs for marijuana retailers, while enhancing their service quality by reducing transaction time for customers.

 

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Websiteswww.endexx.com | www.cbdunlimited.com

Compassion for Pets with World Renowned Veterinary Nutritionist Dr. R. Geoffrey Broderick

April 7, 2017
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Dr. Geoffrey Broderick, who is a practicing veterinarian with nearly 50 years of experience & known worldwide for his organic, healthy, chemical-free pet food line, Cornucopia, and has recently released a book called "Compassion for Pets" joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Geoffrey Broderick discuss the following:

  • Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, as well as your history as a veterinarian?
  • How does your line of pet food differ from its competitive pet products, and what are some of the key ingredients?
  • How does the present life expectancy of of cats and dogs differ from the life expectancy of cats and dogs in the past?
  • Is it true that Cornucopia Pet Foods are for dogs and cats? I've always thought that dogs and cats needed a different diet. Can you explain?

 

Dr. R. Geoffrey Broderick Timeline:

  • Born October 23, 1941 in New York City to Irish/German first-generation American parents
  • 1950’s – Rodeo cowboy, Black Diamond Wild West Show cast member
  • 1958-1959 – Member of 82nd Airborne Division, paratrooper U.S. Army; 1960-1961 7th Infantry Division, Korea
  • 1961 – Age 19, attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for advanced pilot training
  • 1962 – Attended Delhi A&T College, first class of veterinary technicians in the U.S.
  • 1963-1969 – Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1969 – Opened Southdown Animal Clinic, Huntington, NY
  • 1970-1990s – International polo player for twenty years, Captain Team Cornucopia; winner of the World Ambassadors Cup: Team Central America
  • 1970s – Speaker: declared the national movement against sugar and chemicals in pet food at the health and Nutrition Expo in New York City; this was the official start of the Natural Pet Foods Movement in America
  • 1975 – Developer and manufacturer of Cornucopia Natural Pet Food
  • 1977 – Journalist of Radio Free Europe and The Voice of America, Ben Grauer introduced Dr. Broderick on his final career broadcast as “The American Dream”
  • March 1978 – Award from Committee for World Health for his pioneering work with Vitamin C, presented scientific paper: Cure, Prevention, and Control of Cystitis and Urinary Tract and Infection by Oral Administration of Ascorbic Acid
  • 1978 – Developed the first pet food to provide proper PH of urine to prevent struvite (triple phosphate) urinary stones
  • 1979 – Formulated and manufactured Cornucopia SuperFood and PhytoFood
  • 1980 – Award recipient, California Orthomolecular Medical Society presented scientific paper, dissolved the first urinary stone without surgical intervention
  • 1983 – Doc produced the food for President Reagan to relieve the famine in Ethiopia
    Developed and manufactured the first extruded horse food for the prevention of the five major diseases of the horse
    January 25, 1990 – one of the first three doctors who responded to the site of the Avianca Flight 52 Columbian airplane disaster on Long Island
  • 1997 – Calcutta, India, met with Mother Teresa several times.  He received messages from her for the animals of the world
  • August 2010 – At the American Veterinary Convention in San Diego, California, Dr. Geoffrey Broderick received the first President’s Award in Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Broderick is in his 48th year of veterinary medical practice at his Animal Clinic at Southdown in Huntington, NY 11743 and is still creating Supreme Nutrition for Pets as the CEO of Cornucopia Pet Foods
  • September 4 2016 – After receiving a Papal invitation to attend the canonization of Mother Teresa,  Doc attended the ceremony at the Vatican declaring her Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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Website: www.cornucopiapetfoods.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cornucopiapetfoods
Twitter: @cornucopiapet

How a pet helps improve one’s emotional health

March 27, 2017
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Dr. Shian Simms, the doctor of veterinary medicine at Bideawee – headquartered in Manhattan joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Emotional Health Channels. Bideawee is the oldest pet adoption agency in the nation and was founded 114 years ago.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Shian Simms discuss the following:

  • How does a pet help improve one’s emotional health?
  • How does “petting” reduce stress?
  • Can your depression problems improve when you interact with your pet?
  • How can a pet – especially for older Americans – help with body/mind and spirit?
  • Can you share a story or two about how someone adopted a pet through Bideawee and helped him/her in either an emotional or physical way?
  • Do you suggest pet health insurance for people who adopt from Bideawee as well as other pet welfare organizations? What are the benefits?    

 

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together.

Bideawee’s Loving Legacy program allows pet owners who pre-decease their pets to provide for cherished companion animals. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates in New York City, Wantagh, and Westhampton.

 

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Website: www.Bideawee.org

How the foods you feed your pets may be damaging

February 14, 2017
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Dr, Katy Nelson, a veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, Virginia joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health and Health News Channels to explain the importance of whole pet foods for pets.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Katy Nelson discuss the following:

  • What is in most pet food?
  • Dr. Katy: what is meal?
  • Where do you find Freshpet?
  • Does Freshpet offer food for cats as well?
  • If there is one piece of advice for pet lovers and how they feed their pets, what would it be?

 

Dr. Katy Nelson is a veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA. as well as the host and executive producer of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8. She is also the Medical Director of Pet Health for BioStem Logics, the leader in regenerative medicine for humans and pets. She is a frequent contributor to HuffPost Pets, BarkPost and PetMD and you can also read "Ask Dr. Katy" quarterly in the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine, or online.

 

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Website: www.FreshPet.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Freshpet
Twitter: @Freshpet

Leading Veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney Discusses How to Combat Pet Obesity

September 12, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Patrick Mahaney discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to get things started?
  • What is California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc.?
  • Can you tell us about the pet obesity and how it is becoming a problem?
  • How can we stop our pets from becoming obsese?
  • What do you recommend listeners to do if their pet is gaining weight?
  • Is it best to feed them an all natural diet?


Duration: 17:13


Dr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group.


Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw Nation, Hamptons Pet, The Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’sThe Daily Vet, Pet360’s Pet-Lebrity News, PetSafe, Pet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com.   He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network.


Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Bite Size TV’s The Girl Spot, and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPaws, UCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).



Website: www.patrickmahaney.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/PatrickMahaneyVeterinarian
Twitter: @PatrickMahaney

The Importance of Rescue

March 19, 2016
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Emily DeScalo the Director of Marketing for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Emily DeScalo discuss the following:

  • Why adopt a dog instead of shopping for a dog?
  • How did Big Dog Ranch Rescue come to be?
  • I understand you are are 100% donor funded is that correct?
  • I hear you're moving to a new facility in July...can you elaborate on that?
  • How can someone get involved with Big Dog Ranch Rescue?


Duration: 7:08


Emily DeScalo is the Director of Marketing for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeastern United States. Before Big Dog, Emily was the Marketing Manager and Producer for PANNA, the first video cooking magazine featuring master chefs. She has co-produced a documentary on homelessness in America, and was an associate producer of Do the Math, a feature documentary about the global climate crisis. Emily has years of experience in marketing and social media, scripted and non-scripted production management, as well as sports news production. She is a graduate of Boston University where she majored in film and television, and happily lives in North Palm Beach with her fiancé, Chris, and her furry pup, Brady.



Website: www.bdrr.org


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigdogranchrescue
Twitter: @BDRRescue
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigdogranchrescue

EFT and Animals: The Energy Technique That Helps Taps Away Trauma or Behavior Issues with Your Animals

April 11, 2015
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Joan Ranquet, an animal communicator, author and speaker, and expert on EFT tapping for animals joins eHealth Radio Network and the Animal Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joan Ranquet discuss the following:

  • What is EFT tapping?
  • Is EFT tapping used on animals?
  • What are the benefits tgat come to mind of EFT tapping for animals?
  • How does EFT tapping on animals work?
  • Can you tell us about another recent EFT experience and how it changed that animal?


Duration: 11:54


Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator, author and speaker, and the author of Communication With All Life (Hay House). Her new book, Energy Healing for Animals (Sounds True), will be out 2015.


In 2008, Joan founded Communication with all Life University, a program for Animal Communication and Energy Healing. Joan has worked with thousands of individual pet owners, dog, cat and horse trainers, barn managers and vets. She troubleshoots medical issues, helps stimulate healing in conjunction with conventional treatment, and helps clients to deepen their ability to care for and understand their animals.



Website: www.joanranquet.com

The emotional lives of animals and children with Dr. Karen Davis

December 20, 2014
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Dr. Karen Davis, Ph.D. 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 joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Karen Davis discuss the following:

  • You just were a panelist in New York talking about Where Did Our Compassion Go? 
Children, Adults and the Loss of the Human-Animal Bond and you wrote a book review on a similar subject – the emotional lives of animals and children. This is a very important subject. Can you tell us more about it?
  • What happens between childhood and adulthood that causes most children to outgrow their primal delight in and empathy with animals and become detached, callous and indifferent toward them? 
  • You regard farmed animal sanctuaries as vitally important for the animals, the caregivers and the public, who otherwise have little or no way of meeting and learning about chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs, goats and other animals. Can you explain your thoughts about that?
  • Your review of William Crane’s book, The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children includes the thoughts of educators, psycho-analysts and ethologists. Would you recommend this book for parents?


Duration:19:00


KAREN DAVIS, PhD 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. Karen has a PhD in English from the University of Maryland-College Park where she taught for 12 years in the English Department.


Karen’s articles have appeared in The Faculty Voice (University of Maryland), Journal of English and Germanic Philology, English Language Notes, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics. Her work, letters-to-the editor and op-eds have been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Washingtonian, Altoona Mirror, Chicago Tribune, Portland Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Potomac Gazette, Jerusalem Post, Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Nation, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, “Dear Abby,” Egg Industry, Feedstuffs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Journal, One Green Planet, and many other publications. Karen has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Daily Show, Fact Finders on WB Channel 11 News @ Ten in New York City, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports/CBS New York, Fox Television, and This American Life on National Public Radio.


In 2011, Karen published a chapter on her growth as an activist, “From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story in an Eggshell,” in Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press). Her contribution, “Birds Used in Food Production,” appears in The Global Guide to Animal Protection (University of Illinois Press, 2013). Karen’s essay, “The Mental Life of Chickens as Observed Through Their Social Relationships,” is the opening chapter in Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Columbia University Press, 2012), and her essay, “From Animal Oppression to Animal Liberation: A Historical Reflection,” is the Afterword in Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Liberation (Peter Lang, 2014). Karen’s chapter, “Anthropomorphic Visions of Chickens Bred for Human Consumption,” in Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014), analyzes the transformation of chickens and turkeys into mutilated forms of existence as an endeavor not only of the poultry industry, but as a “welfare improvement” strategy endorsed by elements of the so-called animal protection movement.


In 2010, Karen and a group of New York City activists formed The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos (www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com), a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising people who seek to replace the cruel practice of swinging and slaughtering chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement. On October 9, 2010, Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy published “An ancient tradition draws protests” in the online edition of The Washington Post, prompted by the Alliance’s Rally to End Chickens as Kaporos, on September 12, 2010, in Brooklyn, NY (www.endchickensaskaporos.com/101011wpost.html).


Karen's work is prominently featured in the National Museum of Animals & Society’s online exhibit “Un-Cooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken.” This unique museum, which opened in May 2013 to correspond with UPC's International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, is a treasure house filled with historical and contemporary documents about chickens. Visit Un-Cooped at www.uncooped.org.


Karen Davis is the author of several books including A Home for Henny (a children’s book published by UPC); Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri (a cookbook published by the Book Publishing Co.); Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (Book Publishing Co.); More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Lantern Books); and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities (Lantern Books). The 2009 Revised Edition of Karen’s landmark book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs (first published in 1996) is described by the American Library Association's Choice magazine as "Riveting . . . brilliant . . . noteworthy for its breadth and depth." See Book Reviews at www.upc-online.org/bookreviews.



Web Site: www.upc-online.org
Facebook: facebook.com/UnitedPoultryConcerns
Twitter: @upcnews


Note: The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Save a turtle’s life, and perhaps even your child’s

August 26, 2014
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Susan Tellem, an RN and Co-founder and Executive Director of American Tortoise Rescue in Malibu, CA joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health and News Channels. American Tortoise Rescue is a 24 year old nonprofit that is dedicated to the protection of turtles and tortoises worldwide.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Susan Tellem discuss the following:

  • This month children will be enjoying another new edition of the extremely popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  That’s a lot of kids seeing the movie who might demand that their parents buy them a live turtle.  So what’s the problem?
  • Parents, trying to please their children, purchase live turtles which end up languishing in tanks.  That is a sad existence for a turtle.  But there is a bigger problem…salmonella.
  • Turtles carry salmonella which can make a child, the elderly and those who are immune suppressed very, very sick and can even kill them.  Are there laws banning the sale of turtles?
  • What are the symptoms of salmonella?
  • What are your recommendations for parents whose kids want them to buy a turtle?


Duration: 13:11


Susan Tellem, RN, co-founded American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) in Malibu with her husband, Marshall Thompson, almost 25 years ago.  ATR is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded to provide protection of all turtles and tortoises. ATR has provided sanctuary to abandoned tortoises, as well as those that are confiscated from law enforcement. ATR has adopted more than 3,000 turtles to forever homes.


Susan is also a partner in Tellem Grody PRde, Inc. a PR agency specializing in healthcare, social media, entertainment and animals. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a BS in nursing and studied PR at UCLA where she was an extension instructor for more than 11 years. She also served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.


Susan is a LAPD Reserve Officer Specialist (ret.), a four-year member of the Malibu Public Safety Commission, a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a member of Malibu’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Tellem has four adult children and shares her Malibu home with sheep, goats, cats, chickens and 120 turtles and tortoises.



Web Site: www.tortoise.com
Facebook: AmericanTortoiseRescue | WorldTurtleDay
Twitter: @tortoiserescue


United Poultry Concerns, promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl

June 28, 2014
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Dr. Karen Davis, Ph.D. founder of United Poultry Concerns, the world's foremost nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Animal Health Channels. She also founded the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos in 2010.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Karen Davis discuss the following:

  • Tell me about United Poultry Concerns and its work.
  • What was motivation that made you decide to focus on chickens?
  • I understand you just did a seminar with the NYC Bar Association on Animal Slaughter and Kaporos – can you give me an overview of what was discussed?
  • What’s next for you and United Poultry Concerns?


Duration: 28:20


KAREN DAVIS, PhD 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. Karen has a PhD in English from the University of Maryland-College Park where she taught for 12 years in the English Department.


Karen’s articles have appeared in The Faculty Voice (University of Maryland), Journal of English and Germanic Philology, English Language Notes, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics. Her work, letters-to-the editor and op-eds have been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Washingtonian, Altoona Mirror, Chicago Tribune, Portland Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Potomac Gazette, Jerusalem Post, Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Nation, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, “Dear Abby,” Egg Industry, Feedstuffs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Journal, One Green Planet, and many other publications. Karen has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Daily Show, Fact Finders on WB Channel 11 News @ Ten in New York City, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports/CBS New York, Fox Television, and This American Life on National Public Radio.


In 2011, Karen published a chapter on her growth as an activist, “From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story in an Eggshell,” in Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press). Her contribution, “Birds Used in Food Production,” appears in The Global Guide to Animal Protection (University of Illinois Press, 2013). Karen’s essay, “The Mental Life of Chickens as Observed Through Their Social Relationships,” is the opening chapter in Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Columbia University Press, 2012), and her essay, “From Animal Oppression to Animal Liberation: A Historical Reflection,” is the Afterword in Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Liberation (Peter Lang, 2014). Karen’s chapter, “Anthropomorphic Visions of Chickens Bred for Human Consumption,” in Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014), analyzes the transformation of chickens and turkeys into mutilated forms of existence as an endeavor not only of the poultry industry, but as a “welfare improvement” strategy endorsed by elements of the so-called animal protection movement.


In 2010, Karen and a group of New York City activists formed The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos (www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com), a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising people who seek to replace the cruel practice of swinging and slaughtering chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement. On October 9, 2010, Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy published “An ancient tradition draws protests” in the online edition of The Washington Post, prompted by the Alliance’s Rally to End Chickens as Kaporos, on September 12, 2010, in Brooklyn, NY (www.endchickensaskaporos.com/101011wpost.html).


Karen's work is prominently featured in the National Museum of Animals & Society’s online exhibit “Un-Cooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken.” This unique museum, which opened in May 2013 to correspond with UPC's International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, is a treasure house filled with historical and contemporary documents about chickens. Visit Un-Cooped at www.uncooped.org.


Karen Davis is the author of several books including A Home for Henny (a children’s book published by UPC); Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri (a cookbook published by the Book Publishing Co.); Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (Book Publishing Co.); More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Lantern Books); and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities (Lantern Books). The 2009 Revised Edition of Karen’s landmark book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs (first published in 1996) is described by the American Library Association's Choice magazine as "Riveting . . . brilliant . . . noteworthy for its breadth and depth." See Book Reviews at www.upc-online.org/bookreviews.



Web Site: www.upc-online.org
Facebook: facebook.com/UnitedPoultryConcerns
Twitter: @upcnews