Incarcerated Chickens Get Tortured by KFC's Colonel

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Portraying KFC's Colonel as a sadistic prison warden, this new Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign, in three videos, explores the supposed life of a chicken while under the control of KFC. There's kicking, beating, drugs, electrocution - all the necessary elements one might imagine in a Hostel or Saw movie.

Though PETA is famous for exaggerating things and perhaps extending one "caught on tape" transgression to an organization's entire operation, these video certainly support its argument that KFC isn't so merciful when it comes to killing chickens.

Supposedly, these spots were set to air during the Super Bowl but we can completely understand why FOX and the NFL passed. If they're going to ban the word "beaver," they're certainly not going to let chickens (even fake ones that look oddly like Subservient Chicken) get tortured on-screen.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 7-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cause, Online, Video   

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"Though PETA is famous for extending one "caught on tape" transgression to an organization's entire operation..." This is not true! PETA exposes standard industry practices, like breeding chickens to grow 5 times as fast as normal, which leaves them crippled and sick; slicing off hens' beaks with a hot blade; crowding them so tightly they can't stretch a wing; beating sick birds to death; slamming them into shackles to be electrically shocked into paralysis for throat-slitting, and drowning many in tanks of scalding water for feather removal. These are not "bad actors", these are routine and accepted practices on most US farms. And the reason it happens is largely because KFC chooses to tolerate it.

Posted by: yehadut on February 7, 2008 1:38 PM

Thank you Mr. or Mrs. PETA representative.

Posted by: Cas on February 7, 2008 5:31 PM

Say what you will about PETA, but the fact is that it's illegal to misrepresent the actions of a legitimate business in the media. If PETA were lying, or even seriously exaggerating, about KFC or any other company, they'd be sued out of existence. And, clearly, that hasn't happened.

Posted by: Dan on February 7, 2008 7:15 PM

Say what you will about PETA, but the fact is that it's illegal to misrepresent the actions of a legitimate business in the media. If PETA were lying, or even seriously exaggerating, about KFC or any other company, they'd be sued out of existence. And, clearly, that hasn't happened.

Posted by: Dan on February 7, 2008 7:16 PM

"PETA" and "truth" are two words you don't see in the same sentence very often.

PETA is happy to misrepresent what goes on in the food industry because it suits their agenda to do so. They want a vegetarian world, and they have no problem with harrassing companies that operate legally and ethically in order to try to meet their goal.

PETA representatives think that if they say the same things over and over again (and with enough passion), it will make them true. It doesn't, and reasonable people know that.

By the way, PETA had absolutely no intention of running an ad in the Super Bowl. If FOX had said "yes," they would have run for cover. They'd much rather issue a press release saying "FOX banned our ad!" and save themselves $2.7 million. This is their M.O. on everything from "banned" billboards to "banned" commercials.

If PETA really had any interest in saving the lives of animals, they'd use some of the money they wasted producing these spots and save some of the thousands of animals they euthanize at their headquarters every year.

Check out the details at the link below. Whatever you think of the Center for Consumer Freedom, you can't argue with the 97 percent euthanasia rate for 2006, which was reported by PETA. And previous years were nearly as bad. There is no excuse for that.

http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

All the misguided PETA supporters should do themselves a favor: Ditch PETA and volunteer at your local animal shelter. You'll do a lot more good and you'll feel a lot less dirty.

Posted by: Chip on February 8, 2008 11:23 AM

hey chip,

If you have a problem with euthanasia then you should look at the people who cause the overpopulation problem.

Euthanasia of cats and dogs wouldn't be necessary if people spayed & neutered their animals, didn't support breeders, and didn't buy from pet stores. Ignorance and greed are the problems.

http://www.peta.org/feat-abc_campaign.asp

Posted by: chip is dumb on February 8, 2008 8:08 PM







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