Chicken Webinar

Saturday, May 29, 2021

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Humane Hoax Chicken Webinar, sponsored by United Poultry Concerns and Triangle Chicken Advocates. Our first Chicken Webinar in 2020 was so successful and appreciated, we are thrilled to make it a tradition.

In this year’s webinar, we will uncover the rich, complex lives of chickens and the pervasive, harmful lies of the chicken industry. Our panel of experts will reveal everything you need to know about chickens and how to protect them.

Join us for this unique experience focused on the charming, cheerful, curious, social, busy, delightful chicken!


Chicken Webinar Schedule

All times are Eastern Daylight Time!

1:00 – 1:10 pm – Intro
1:10 – 1:55 pm – Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns
5 min break
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Dr. Tushar Mehta
5 min break
2:50 – 3:35 pm – Rachel McCrystal, Woodstock Sanctuary
5 min break
3:40 – 4:25 pm – Panel: Chickens on the Couch, Dismantling Who is a Companion Animals
5 min break
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Q & A



Karen Davis, PhD is the President and 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. Inducted into the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation, Karen is the author of numerous books, essays, articles and campaigns. Her books include A Home for Henny; Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri; Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality; and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities. Karen’s latest book is For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation – Essays on Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Domesticated Fowl.

Dr. Tushar Mehta studied at McMaster University and then completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto. Currently, he practices Emergency Medicine but has spent years practicing Family Medicine and Addictions Medicine.  Dr. Mehta also participates in international health projects, having formerly volunteered on an annual basis in rural India, and now working with an NGO in Haiti. ( Along with a small team, Dr. Mehta co-founded Plant Based Data (, an online database  which collects and organizes the most important academic and institutional literature regarding the impact of plant-based diet on health, environment and food security, including the role of animal agriculture in creating zoonotic pandemics. 

Rachel McCrystal