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Canada’s KFCs Score with Vegetarian Hockey Player

Written by PETA | July 6, 2009

What do you get when you combine our favorite hockey player with one of our favorite faux-chicken sandwiches?


Georges Laraques and KFC


Hat trick! Georges Laraque was so impressed by a Canadian KFC’s vegan sandwich, he ordered two more to go.

While there is one major animal offense that keeps Canada in the penalty box, KFCs in Canada offer an awesome vegan sandwich—and they are also making efforts to phase in controlled-atmosphere killing. Partner that with Georges Laraque’s insatiable hunger for animal liberation and I’d say you have one of the sweetest assists Canada’s seen in some time.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Russ says:

    KFC does not sell fake chicken in order to spare some real chickens. They do it so they don’t lose out on a growing market demographic. More options more revenue.

  • Russ Lavoie says:

    I would like to post

  • sandraa says:

    yay hes my favourite hockey player. and the fact that he plays for montreal helps too anyways i have to disagree with karla. although i understand her point of view i feel like we need to support these products because it is a step in the right direction and if vegetarians and vegans don’t buy them the companies will simply stop making them which is not what should be happening.

  • Abby says:

    I don’t get it. Peta blasts KFC and then turns around and praises them for offering 1 veggie item while still doing everything else the same? It seems like a mixed message. Either blast people for not agreeing completely and take them to task or take a milder tone and accept compromise acknowledging that killing will continue to happen and just finding small victories in other areas. Trying to have it both ways doesn’t hold up.

  • Andy Bass says:

    Whilst it is always good to see some progress with awful companies such as KFC it will take an awful lot more than a fake chicken sandwich to get me through their doors. KFC represent all that is bad about fast food in my opinion and token efforts such as this will do nothing to lessen the cruelty they inflict on defenceless birds. It looks like a pitiful effort to buy PETA off rather than an honest reappraisal of their inhumane business practices.

  • Allen says:

    To those who say don’t eat the vegan option at KFC I ask what’s the difference between buying your vegan groceries from a store that also sells meat and buying a vegan option at KFC? I think vegans should all support KFC Canada’s vegan option so it is more likely to stay on the menu. If people can see that you can even find a vegan option at KFC then it makes adopting a vegan lifestyle that much easier.

  • Kristina says:

    Just because they have a vegan sandwich doesnt mean you should eat there! Your still supporting them and therefor supporting animal cruelty!

  • NT says:

    I know Canada must stop the seal hunt but I am very proud of our KFC veggie sandwiches here they are awesome!!!!! I understand that vegans have a dilemma about supporting KFC but just remember we won’t turn the world population into vegetarians overnight so anything a company can do to minimize animal suffering should be supported. Ask a chicken whether she wants to be hung upside down throat cut and boiled alive or rather fall asleep in a cage….. I think we know the answer…

  • Michele says:

    Go Georges! The vegan KFC sandwiches are awesome!

  • Re. Meg Schramm says:

    The KFC’s in Santa Ana and Orange California might get my business back if they served that sandwich!

  • lynda downie says:

    Proud of ya Georges. Vegan eats look good on ya. Real good!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Once again I want to reiterate that Georges Laraque is both the nicest and toughest player in the NHL. Possibly the greatest fighter ever. Rarely starts a fight but he always wins and tries not to hurt the other guy too much. He’s always challenged because he’s 1 !

  • Michael says:

    I have a dilema when I see stories such as these. On the one hand I see a major meat company offering more humane veggie options. Certainly a step in the right direction. On the other hand I see a company that maims tortures and kille thousands of animals without any signs of stopping or lessening the torture. What is a vegan to do? The answer is simple do NOT patronize these places at all. An analogy would be if you have a person that beats maims and abuses their spouse. Then the abuser buys the spouse gifts to make up for the evil acts. The gifts do not make the abuser any more noble right or worthy of forgiveness. The gifts are a facade…… I do not expect that these companies will ever cease to exist but until they take drastic measures to improve the short lives of the animals they kill we should NOT support them.

  • Karla says:

    I would really like to see that in Southern California. I would love a vegichicken sandwich at KFC.I can only eat so many bean taco’s and vegi subs. Of course they would have to clean up thier act before I could support them in anyway at all. I used to have pet chickens and it makes me mad when I think that they could be the ones hanging upside down still alive being dropped into boiling water.Chickens are sweet little animals that love and have feelings.

  • Shallu says:

    I wish American KFC would follow the lead of Canada soon. And the americans too would be able to enjoy vegan burger