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Is There Cruelty in Your Potholes?

Written by PETA | March 30, 2009
The design for our pothole ad, which doesn’t promote torturing chickens
KFC Stencil

You may have heard about this already: KFC is offering to fund pothole repair in five U.S. cities in exchange for ads promoting the decomposing bird bits that the company sells at its fast-food outlets.

KFC even hired a Colonel Sanders lookalike for the kickoff of the program in its hometown of Louisville.

KFC might concentrate instead on improving conditions for the chickens it abuses, but it won’t, so we’re offering to double the money that KFC offered the City of Louisville—if the city will use our ads against KFC cruelty on its potholes instead. After all, drivers have a right to hear the chickens’ side of the story—and it isn’t pretty.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Katie Horton says:

    KFC is actually the reason I went vegetarian. After watching Pam Anderson’s video about the fast food chain’s treatment of chickens I swore off meat “cold turkey”. It’s been over 2 years now and I feel so much healthier. So thank you KFC for making me a vegetarian. I’ve never felt better about anything in my life before.

  • Michael H says:

    “Protein through flesh sources is simply cruel arrogant unhealthy for all living things unsustainable and bad karma. People who don’t embrace that concept and argue against it are either selfish unenlightened stupid wasteful cruel and to some degree all of the above. Period.” Wow. What an enlightened post. Does this site allow any dissenting opinions at all? Just curious.

  • Phil says:

    The corp bastards should be put through what the chickens are.

  • Rosebee says:

    Please remember to also boycott Taco Bell who is owned by “Yum Foods” who also owns KFC…so even if it is a bean burrito it is being sold by a corp. of cruel $!ers! Peace

  • Mark says:

    This is crazy. KFC kills chickens its what they do. I don’t condone the way they do it but all of these people calling meat eaters arrogant and stupid is that really necissary. I like meat scratch that love it. Tastes good and just because I choose to live my life in a different way doesn’t mean I deserve to be called arrogant and stupid. I have different values and opinions. I respect vegitarians and I don’t flat out call them all stupid and arrogant even though it exists on both sides of the spectrum. Animals are food the same a plants. All these living things are meant for consumption.

  • Robert Hodges says:

    I would be Angry with KFC if not for the fact that they are only customers of these growers the growers are the ones that are at fault. Any real change must be made at that level. Promote a alternative company that follows your guidelines and if you can get companies like KFC to switch to them the others will have to change their ways.

  • Honey says:

    How can they be soo cruel? I am soo moved by this cruelty towards chickensfrom both McCrappysMcDonalds and Kentucky Fried Crap KFC that I am going to write a paper about it and share it with my school. Thanks for getting the thruth out i will NEVER eat from these place EVER AGAIN!F you fast food chains!

  • Vegan Jim says:

    Protein through flesh sources is simply cruel arrogant unhealthy for all living things unsustainable and bad karma. People who don’t embrace that concept and argue against it are either selfish unenlightened stupid wasteful cruel and to some degree all of the above. Period.

  • Eric says:

    Good on you PETA! Never ate at KFC because of the sheer amount of grease now I have more reasons to prevent from my friends eating there too.

  • justine says:

    Stupid KFC.

  • Amanda says:

    I will NEVER eat KFC again!!

  • Clarissa Clifford says:

    I just think people should use FAKE meat example Boca patties instead of real meat. the vegitables oin boca doesnt suffer and its healthier too.

  • Gina says:

    Unfortunetely chickens are still going to feel pain and die in horrible ways regardless of what they do. Nothing they can do can change that. KFC SUCKS!

  • Philip says:

    PETA I love you. D

  • Bry Smiley says:

    Have ya’ll seen the KFC commercials? Since when are they so happy about commercials? Bastards.

  • Leah says:

    Wow… thats all I have to say to KFC. Wow… It starts to show when a company pretty much buys more advertisements instead of using the money to improve conditions for its chickens. I mean they could at least make what life the chickens have be a happy life!

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