Here’s another report for International Respect for Chickens Day:
Contrary to urban legend, Kentucky Fried Chicken did not change its name to KFC because the government wouldn’t legally let them call the beakless, featherless, and footless beings they serve chickens. Unfortunately, the chickens served at KFC are real birds with feelings.
In April 2001, PETA began working with the restaurant chain to improve the conditions under which birds served at KFC are raised. Once January 6, 2003 came and little progress had been made, the organization called for an international boycott of KFC. Since then, high profile celebrities like Pamela Anderson, Rev. Al Sharpton, and (my favorite) Bea Arthur have lent their support to the chickens’ cause.
Lots of dedicated regular folks are getting word out to their community by hosting frequent demos at local KFCs. The next NYC demo is Sunday, May 7, 2pm-4pm at 2nd Avenue and 14th Street. Contact organizer for more info and to RSVP.
Visit KFCCruelty.com for more info on PETA’s campaign and to find out how you can get involved.