Michelle Baxter Wickham

Michelle joined Animal Equality in April 2018 and works with companies to make meaningful animal protection policies, focusing on the Better Chicken Commitment. She has a wealth of experience in the NGO and government sectors, advocating for both animals and humans. She has rehomed numerous ex-commercial chickens over the last five years, and currently shares her home with Dottie (the cockerel) and Sorrel (the cat).

About the presentation

A chicken’s tale: Evoking empathy through story-telling

(Joint talk with Abigail Penny)

Abstract: Chickens used for meat are one of the most exploited land species alive today. But why is this? What do they endure? And why, given the scale and severity of their suffering, are people so disconnected from their plight? By combining psychological theory, experience within the animal protection movement and real-life examples of rescued chickens, Abigail and Michelle will show how intelligent, friendly and sensitive these animals are, what living with them looks like and how we can use our collective power to protect them.

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