Written by Jeff Mackey
has sent an urgent letter to the rock band Train urging the group to cancel their
performance at KFC's franchisee convention in San Antonio—or else face the
music from PETA supporters—because of KFC's refusal to stop its suppliers' cruelty to chickens.
Many of the top names in music have taken a strong public
stand against KFC, including Sir
Paul McCartney, Pink, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Chrissie Hynde.
Let's hope that Train gets on board, too, but if they take KFC's dirty money,
they must carry the company's baggage—and PETA will protest their show.
Even those of us who are not quite famous can tell KFC to take
cruelty to chickens off the menu. Sign Pink's petition demanding that KFC
require its suppliers to stop abusing birds (and don't eat at its restaurants
until it agrees).
Written by PETA
Amtrak is conducting test runs of trains fueled with biodiesel made from beef tallow along its Heartland Flyer route, so PETA is urging Amtrak to get its eco-friendly efforts on the right track, asking that the company instead feature our sexy Lettuce Lady ad:
Amtrak officials might mean well, but burning a product made possible by the environmentally destructive and hideously cruel meat industry isn't Earth-friendly—no way, no how. That's why we're urging the company to opt for animal-friendly sources of alternative energy and to promote vegan cuisine.
We're keeping our fingers crossed that Amtrak will take us up on our offer. If not, its Heartland Flyer route might need to be renamed the "Heartless Flyer."
Written by Karin Bennett
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