More than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality

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Karen Davis, Ph.D. is the President of United Poultry Concerns. She is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry. She lives in Machipongo, Virginia.
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Overview

About the Author:
Karen Davis, Ph.D. is the President of United Poultry Concerns. She is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry. She lives in Machipongo, Virginia.
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Gisela Kaplan
Karen Davis shines a new light on the unfortunate, much-maligned bird that is the center of America's Thanksgiving ritual, and thereby illuminates the lies and hypocrisy that surround our eating habits and our attitudes to animals More Than A Meal challenges all Americans to think about the values they want their annual family ritual to embody." -Peter Singer, DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University; author, Animal Liberation "I very much like this book for its sensitivity, its well-researched cultural history, its honesty and probing qualities.
Full Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Ian J. H. Duncan
In a very scholarly way, Karen Davis explores the unnatural history of the turkey. Where did the bird come from? How was it treated by Native Americans? What place did the turkey have in their mythology? Why is the turkey called 'turkey'? (And who would have guessed there could be so many compelling theories!?) What happened between the turkey being taken to Europe and then reintroduced to North America? How did the bird become so despised in Western society? All these questions and many more are dealt with in a serious but engaging way.
Professor of Poultry Ethology, Chair in Animal Welfare, University of Guelph, Ontario
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930051881
  • Publisher: Lantern Books NY
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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