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Peta Claims KFC Ignores Animal Welfare Advice

by 5m Editor
16 May 2008, at 10:52a.m.

US - PETA have alleged that five members of KFC's touted animal welfare council have resigned in frustration. One former member, Adele Douglass, apparently told the Chicago Tribune that KFC "never had any meetings" and that she felt that she "was being used."

Another, Dr. Ian Duncan, told the Guelph Mercury that he suspected that "upper management didn't really think that animal welfare was important."

According to the Peta report, years after KFC made assurances that its suppliers treat animals humanely, it was documented that workers at a KFC "Supplier of the Year" slaughterhouse were tearing live birds' heads off, spitting tobacco in their eyes, slamming them against walls, and spray-painting their faces.

They allege that since the 2003 launch of PETA's Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign, more than 12,000 protests have been held at KFC restaurants worldwide. Notable figures - including Sir Paul McCartney, The Rev. Al Sharpton, and Pamela Anderson - have publicly encouraged people to boycott the fast-food chain.

"We'll call off our campaign against KFC today if Yum! Brands agrees to adopt the 2005 recommendations made by KFC's animal welfare advisors," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Consumers care about animal welfare. If KFC doesn't put a stop to these abuses, shareholders could pay the price in diminishing returns."

5m Editor