Karen Davis, President & Founder of United Poultry Concerns, has Passed Away

We are very sorry to have learned that animal advocate, Karen Davis has passed away as reported by United Poultry Concerns below.

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Karen Davis, PhD. She passed away peacefully on the morning of November 4, 2023 at the UPC sanctuary surrounded by her beloved birds. She has been a leading figure in the Animal Rights movement, passionately, tirelessly and unapologetically advocating for the birds. She has been an inspiration to many of us. We will continue her vision and legacy through our sanctuary at Machipongo, VA, and vegan advocacy work to promote our mission. We will be sending information about a memorial service to celebrate Karen’s life and work.

Karen Davis, PhD was the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domesticated birds including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. Inducted into the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation, Karen was the author of numerous books, essays, articles and campaigns. Her latest book is For the Birds – From Exploitation to Liberation: Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl.

From email communication sent by United Poultry Concerns, Nov. 4, 2023.

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