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Kentucky Fried Colonel

Written by PETA | October 30, 2006

In the course of negotiations with a company like KFC—which refuses to make even minimal improvements in the lives of the billions of chickens it uses for profit—there is a time for subtlety and there’s a time for burning their corporate logo in effigy. This past week turned out to be of the latter sort. Check out the pic below from our awesome protest in Washington:

In related Colonel Sanders effigy news, I just discovered that PETA isn’t the only organization that has a longstanding KFC boycott. According to those omniscient folks over at Wikipedia, a Japanese baseball team called the Hanshin Tigers has failed to win a championship in more than 18 years due to what fans call “The Curse of the Colonel.” Apparently their run of bad luck started when a crowd of Tigers fans threw a Colonel Sanders statue into the river as part of a celebration.

So in case you’ve been looking for some more reasons to join PETA’s KFC boycott—in addition to the fact that KFC kills millions of chickens a year by boiling them to death—you can do it so that the much-maligned Hanshin Tigers can finally win the championship that has been stolen from them by a company that has nothing but contempt for animals, consumers, and Japanese baseball.

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  • Lena says:

    I know that KFC treats chickens very badlybutis that true in Japan too?

  • KentuckyHick says:

    Man I have to say that every time I see a KFC protest I get really hungry for a bucket of the stuff. This sort of stuff just doesn’t work.

  • bob buker says:

    how long has this boycott been going?? And kfc’s keep poping up everywhere… a new one just opened 2 blocks from my house… AAOF im going there right now

  • Germanfist says:

    I heard Peta stood for “People for the Eating of Tasty Animals”. If so why would you burn The Colonel???? Isnt he your hero?? ALL HAIL COLONEL SANDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • david patrick harkin says:

    i hope everyone joins peta in boycotting the kfc. it is a terible thing kfc is doing and this should be stoped. good job peta.