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Cops Flock to KFC Protest in Sydney

Written by PETA | July 16, 2008

Our good friends over at PETA Asia-Pacific got some unexpected attention during a protest outside a KFC restaurant in Sydney, Australia, when the police showed up offering the protesters blankets and a free ride to the station.

The three ladies—who had crammed their bodies into a wire cage to protest the cruel methods KFC uses to raise and slaughter the billions of birds that fill its buckets each year—were wrapping up the peaceful demonstration when the swoop occurred (swoop, geddit?) and arrested the activists for … indecent exposure. Of course, there had been no indecent anything, and the ladies were later released. An apology is in order.

The demonstration was a magnificent follow-up to Pamela Anderson’s Australian rendezvous last week, when the actor hand-delivered a letter to the managing director of KFC Australia’s parent company telling him exactly what she thinks of KFC suppliers’ scalding birds to death.

All our Australian supporters are pushing for KFC restaurants to adopt the same animal welfare standards now applied to chickens killed for KFCs in Canada. The PETA Asia-Pacific crew reached even more blokes and sheilas! Well done!

Check out photos from the demonstration below!



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  • shana says:

    kfc chickens have no say nor does any animals killed..its good to see that people are trying but its still not effort.

  • LAUREN says:

    DEAR NICOLE the idiot who said.. I would not normally protest a protest site being an old agitator from way back! BUT what does KFC in Australia have to do with cruelty to chickens? The suppliers here are Steggles Biaida and Inghams. I eat their chickens from the supermarket all the time they’re all reputable companies and they observe Australian guidelines. I will not blindly follow a protest that has not been researched!” i truely pray for your simple pathetic soul. the treatment of these animals is no different to that in the usa. the same methods equipment ‘storage’ etc is used. THESE STANDARDS ARE THE SAME ALL OVER THE WORLD. THERE ARE NO LAWS. THEREFORE THESE ‘GUIDELINES’ ARE NO BETTER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE. ALL THESE MONSTER BRANDS ARE THE SAME. ps. i cant begin to describe your stupidity. lolol??? REPUTABLE??? you’ve just fallen for their trap just like al lthe other fat people in the world. If you where fat it wouldnt surprise me xx

  • Sarah says:

    They were legally ‘covered’ they had covers on thier boobs and were wearing underwear just as it is perfectly legal to walk around in a bikini. Naked people has nothing to do with animal rights but it sure does get the message out there. I too wish we didn’t have to do such stunts but if we didn’t do you think these messages would get this sort of media attention? Of course not. P.S just because these ‘reputable’ suppliers following ‘guidelines’ means nothing. These guidlines endorse cruelty perhaps it may be Val her needs to do her research?

  • Karen says:

    “….there had been no indecent anything”? So it’s not indecent to only be covering your boobs with your hands?

  • Annette says:

    Its really not the ladies who should be protesting from the cage….It should be those who eat the meat…..lock them up and let them see what its like to have no say so. Keep up the good work. Wish I were young enough to help you I would.

  • Craig Dearth says:

    BUT what does KFC in Australia have to do with cruelty to chickens? The suppliers here are Steggles Biaida and Inghams. I live near a Inghams “factory” and i can tell you they are as bad as any where in the world Barrels of dead chickens cleaned out daily stench is hard to ignore and they feed them GM soy… Go Vegan save lives including your own…

  • Surprised says:

    Judith that’s a silly comment. The prisoners in Gitmo have arguably more rights than they “should” but that’s another post and like your comment doesn’t belong on PETAsPeople for the ethical treatment of ANIMALS site. Sorry but you don’t get to prioritize everyone else’s concerns and say one is more important than the other. Have you done anything to raise awareness for animal rights OR the prisoners in Gitmo for that matter? Didn’t think so. Regarding no one caring about clothed animal rights activists the sheer number of different animal rights groups and their supporters quickly disproves that.

  • Sharon Ridsdale says:

    Bravo to very brave ladies!!!Their demonstration received enormous publicity for PETA. Why did they pose nude? Because NO ONE would have taken any notice if they were covered.By being brave enough to ‘go naked’ EVERYONE who reads a paper or watches TV now knows about the abhorent cruelty of KFC. We even had radio coverage of it up in the Central Coast in New South Wales. Well done ladies well done.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Faiz There are lots of good causes out therepick one. This particular board focuses on animal rights. Humans themselves are the perpetrators of the vast amount of suffering other humans endure. Less greed and more tolerance would go a long way to reducing that. Live and let live is a concept that should be applied equally to both human and nonhuman animals.

  • April says:

    PETA I love you and I’m a member but what in the hell does pulling these publicity stunts going naked or nearly so have anything to do with ANIMAL RIGHTS?!? Seriously it makes people who don’t know all the good that PETA does look like kooks! I’m tired of explaining to my friends about the many good things you do and why I still support you. My normal friend’s eyes bugout when I tell them I’m a PETA member. They obviously think PETA are radicals who love to go naked. Please stop this!

  • Faiz Kazi says:

    ‘Of course there had been no indecent anything and the ladies were later released. An apology is in order.’ Would love to see a post that shows that very apology suddenly peta considers itself above the law? lets see if the law accept’s that position of peta in australia… Half the attention Peta ever got was cuz of the naked women im sure not many would be interested in clothed animal right activists. If peta really cares it should first fight for the human’s who dont have rights they can start from guantanamo!

  • Judith says:

    Beautiful and fearless with a clear message! Peace for all animals!

  • Brandie R says:

    I’m not sure of the laws in other counties but in America you can’t just be outside naked. Being naked in public is considered “indecent exposure”. I honestly do not see why these ladies and other protesters can’t cover their private areas. They are called private for a reason. What message does showing your bare breasts give anyway? Being in the cage crammed together is the message PETA is trying to deliver. Also I never read or hear about PETA protesting any other fast food chains or fried chicken chains. Why is this? Is KFC the only one they have factual and actual proof on? Just wondering. Are there other fast food places that also abuse animals before they are slaughtered?

  • Tabitha says:

    You got half naked girls causing a spectacle and you wonder why the cops are called. Never ceases to amaze me.

  • Val Burge says:

    I would not normally protest a protest site being an old agitator from way back! BUT what does KFC in Australia have to do with cruelty to chickens? The suppliers here are Steggles Biaida and Inghams. I eat their chickens from the supermarket all the time they’re all reputable companies and they observe Australian guidelines. I will not blindly follow a protest that has not been researched!

  • nicole says:

    well done chicks. this is fantastic finally the message is getting out here in AUS. meanwhile the brands of chicken they use in KFC can also be purchased at the local store Steggles and Ingham in Queensland at least. I think the protest should target them as well as KFC. We need PETA here in AUS please start up a site for the Aussies who love animals

  • Brian says:

    Wow!! Pamela going into the Big Brother House got animal rights issues into the mainstream media and this protest really brings the antiKFC message full cycle down here. Brilliant work!!

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