Originally Posted by redwingsfan34
Originally Posted by Baileyjack
I am a member of PETA and i don't begrudge anyone for eating farm animals. PETA is protesting the way the animals are killed. The ones that are missed by the guilotine are left to suffer. That is what they are protesting. Mcdonalds doesn't get protested, because where they get their beef/chicken they kill humainly. KFC'* popularity grows during and after a protest, because ppl are hoping to get on TV.
The KFC in my town used to buy their chicken from the company that killed them inhumainly, they stopped buying from them about a year ago, now they purchase from a better "source", as for people trying to be on TV -- nope, no news coverage for these events, just a little tidbit in the newspaper. And i am sorry if i offended you by saying anything i said. I'm not trying to bash you just the people who are trying to "fix something thats not broken"
I'm with you Bailey, a member of PETA and a vegetarian. Like she said, it isn't the fact that they kill the chickens, but rather the manner in which it is done. PETA is not so optimistic as to think they can turn the whole world veg or vegan, but at least improve the conditions the animals are kept in prior to being killed and the method with which they are dispatched.
Some excerpts from the PETA website (Italics are KFCs official response):
"We have the opportunity, and responsibility, to influence the way animals supplied to us are treated. We take that responsibility very seriously, and we are monitoring our suppliers on an ongoing basis to determine whether our suppliers are using humane procedures for caring for and handling animals they supply to us.”
KFC suppliers scald millions of fully conscious chickens to death every year; pick up chickens by their broken or crippled legs, four or five birds in each hand, and slam them into transport crates; and breed and drug them to grow so quickly that their legs break and their organs fail. These are hardly “humane procedures.” The fact is that KFC has done nothing whatsoever to eliminate the worst abuses at the factory farms and slaughterhouses that supply chickens to its restaurants, and any claim that it is living up to its responsibility is simply false.
[i]"t is our goal to only deal with suppliers who promise to maintain our high standards and share our commitment to animal welfare."
There have been two undercover investigations into KFC suppliers in the past year, and both have turned up extreme neglect and horrific abuse of chickens. Click here to read about an investigation into a supplier outside of Melbourne, Australia. Click here to read about an investigation into a supplier in the U.K. which prompted the following headline in the Sunday Mirror (one of the largest newspapers in the world, with a readership of more than 5 million): “Distressed and Dying in a Cramped Shed … Nobody Does Chicken Like KFC.” The abuse at these farms is consistent with what KFC allows at all its suppliers, which belies its claim of upholding “high standards.”
"Birds arriving at the plant should be clean and in good health."
Birds routinely arrive at KFC “plants” (slaughterhouses) with broken legs from poor breeding; broken wings from abusive handling during transport; cracked, ulcerated feet and sores on their breasts from living in their own filth; and a host of other injuries. Millions arrive dead. These birds can hardly be described as being “clean and in good health.”
"KFC also prohibits its suppliers from trimming the beaks on any poultry that will be sold in our restaurants."
This is an example of KFC’* expert doublespeak. It’* true that the chickens who “will be sold in [KFC’*] restaurants” do not have their beaks seared off—chickens who are killed and eaten are never debeaked. It is the chickens who breed those raised for food who have their beaks seared off; otherwise, they would peck one another to death because of the horribly abusive breeding programs and stressful living conditions that they are forced to endure. KFC’* breeding chickens are debeaked, just like all the rest, yet it attempts to distract consumers from the truth with misleading wording.
"Our suppliers’ stunning equipment should be maintained to confirm that birds are insensible prior to slaughter, and the time between stunning and slaughter should be limited to minimize any likelihood that a bird may regain consciousness prior to slaughter."
KFC’* own guidelines allow for and, in fact, expect millions of chickens every year to go through the slaughter process unstunned, which means that their throats are slit, and they are dumped into tanks of scalding-hot water while they are still fully conscious and able to feel pain. Millions more regain consciousness prior to slaughter, despite KFC’* claims to the contrary, because many slaughterhouses set the stunning voltage too low in order to protect the meat. Controlled-atmosphere killing, which PETA has recommended to KFC, is the most humane way of killing chickens available, would prevent all these welfare problems, and is supported by KFC’* panelists, who are not tied to the industry.
There'* a lot more on this website: http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/petakfc.asp
Boycott KFC (plus it'* just plain AWEFUL for you)