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KFC: The Fire Down Below

Written by PETA | January 26, 2010
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Ladies—if KFC’s cruelty to chickens hasn’t convinced you to (as the company suggests) “UnThink the Wing,” this wing-induced woe for women might wipe away any cravings for the Colonel’s unhealthy offerings.

ScienceDaily.com reports that researchers have found a link between the consumption of E. coli-contaminated chicken flesh, which is available in abundance at supermarkets and restaurants such as KFC, and urinary tract infections (UTI).

For anyone who has ever suffered from an awful UTI, KFC’s Web site currently features a chilling reminder of the burning pain (be sure to turn up your computer’s volume before visiting the site): Flames light up the screen while a woman sings screeches, “Fire … Fire … Fire.”

Could it be that a woman who has to go feels that way because she already went to KFC?

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • britt says:

    I became a vegetarian 7 months ago and for the last 4 years before that I had a urinary tract infection almost all the time. When I became a vegetarian it just stopped and I still haven’t gotten one since. I did a little research and found out that contaminated meat was the culprit all along. It makes me so mad that I went through so much pain for so long just because of irresponsible factory farms!! I don’t understand how selling contaminated meat is even legal.

  • britt says:

    I became a vegetarian 7 months ago and for the last 4 years before that I had a urinary tract infection almost all the time. When I became a vegetarian it just stopped and I still haven’t gotten one since. I did a little research and found out that contaminated meat was the culprit all along. It makes me so mad that I went through so much pain for so long just because of irresponsible factory farms!! I don’t understand how selling contaminated meat is even legal.

  • Lyzek says:

    Yes vegetables can cause disease. Cooked peas and beans must be handled and refrigerated the same as meat. Fruit and vegetableseven melons must be washed and can contain bacterial contaminents from the soil.

  • hailey Balmer says:

    I LOVE YOU PETA 3. .

  • Anon says:

    I would just like to remind everyone of the East coast midwest outbreak of Ecoli in the tomatos that happened recently. Or the Ecoli out west that was found all over the green vegtables.

  • Eric says:

    And in other news… E. Coli is bad.

  • Tom says:

    UTI’s do not come from eating fried chicken. PETA would be better served discussing the real health advantages of a vegetarian diet as opposed to advancing contrived stories that damages PETA’s credibility.

  • Sondra Straitiff says:

    I haven’t had any UTI’s or yeast infections since I went veg. Just sayin’…..

  • winter-eagle says:

    From the actual article Eating contaminated meat or food does not directly lead to a UTI. While some E. coli such as O157H7 can cause serious intestinal disease these E. coli bacteria can live in the intestine without causing problems. In women however the bacteria can travel from the anus to the vagina and urethra during sex which can lead to the infection. In short some strains of e. coli will temporarily reside in the intestine without causing immediate illeffect UNLESS they physically make their way into your vhole. I’d be far more worried about serious food poisoning.

  • Gaby says:

    KFC SUCKS BIG TIME! they wouldnt like it if its them being killed like they got killed they deserve to have it done to them to see how they like it.

  • Abigail says:

    If you don’t like what PETA post or you think they’re grasping at straws then don’t come on the website. They are reporting the facts on something that a lot of us feel passionate about. Fact is that is what the study shows.

  • Zoi says:

    I have heard many stories within fast food places. Heres a list of horrors 1Food accidentally dropped onto the floor was still fried and served 2Some people peeed into the oil 3Spitting into the oil Therefore these might also be a reason to why it is happening.

  • Jasen says:

    This is a VERY desperate claim. From my point of view as a microbiologist and pathology scientist I wouldn’t hold much hope for this claim holding up on KFC chicken after deep frying it. E. coli is killed too easily. Apart from that I still have a problem with KFC anyway and do not touch their product because of ethical and health issues.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    How often have you heard of vegetablesgrainsbeans… causing disease? How often have you heard of animal products causing disease?

  • ralph says:

    Robyn it’s still inaccurate ecoli can also get on vegetables it’s in feces of animals as well as humans and UTI is a generalized term for several diseases that lead to infection of the urinary tract system. This proves nothing EXCEPT saying that it’s a potential cause.

  • robyn says:

    Er PETA isn’t saying it. PETA is reporting it. Science study is saying it. Bacteria in chicken and chicken is rife with bacteria. What 60 Minutes called “awash in fecal soup.” Nice!

  • Ralph says:

    UTI infections usually are caused by bacteria from many sources or not drinking enough water. It’s not just meat though yes it can be a cause. Additionally ecoli is transmitted from feces to fruits and veggies and to the body if those items aren’t properly washed. Not saying that meat isn’t a possible cause however there is a little more to this than the claim. BTW I don’t like KFC because the have unhealthy cooking practices to begin with let alone any issues with chicken handling.

  • sarah says:

    seriously… ohh PETA your grasping at straws… a UTI get real