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The Flaming Lips and Chickens’ Vital Fluids

Written by PETA | October 14, 2010

When graffiti king Banksy’s “coyote” took on Colonel Sanders, we interpreted the work to be pro-chicken. But there’s no question that artist Wayne Coyne, lead singer for The Flaming Lips, is speaking out against cruelty to birds with his new work. He assured fans that the blood used in the creation of a new poster was his own, stating, “We thought it would be silly to use some chicken blood or something like that. They don’t need to sacrifice their vital fluids any more than I need to, so I thought, ‘Well, let’s just do it. We’ll be the experiment.'”

The Flaming Lips have previously signed PETA’s petition calling on KFC to eliminate some of the worst abuses endured by birds killed for its buckets. We like it when people speak up for chickens. Do you?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • George says:

    I have been vegi for 13 years, and wouldn’t eat at KFC because of the MSG levels alone, and additionally not for their cruelty if I were a carnivore. So many people aren’t concerned with their health or morality, and I won’t have anything to do with YUM brands restaurants. I wonder if there is hidden cruelty at Chipotle, the only restaurant I will consider these days?

  • Dee says:

    I stopped eating Kentucky Fried Chicken years ago. I would give my right arm too see this money hungry monster go out of business.

  • Curtis says:

    Good to hear! I have a friend who recently saw them in concert in Eugene and I’ll pass this along to him. 🙂