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KFC Makes for Really ‘Angry Birds’

Written by PETA | October 3, 2011

Last weekend, a flock of really “angry birds” showed that green pigs aren’t the enemy—the Colonel is. The birds landed at a San Jose, California, KFC to make the point that the fast-food chain’s suppliers use a cruel method of slaughter in which chickens have their throats cut while they’re still conscious and millions of birds are scalded to death in defeathering tanks. When one passerby heard about this, she vowed never to eat at KFC again.

Because the voltage levels of electric stun tanks in U.S. slaughterhouses are kept at only a fraction of the level needed to render chickens insensible to pain, birds are usually paralyzed but still conscious when their throats are cut. Government studies show that birds feel pain after being shocked, even if they can’t move. If the birds miss the mechanical cutting blade, they are alive when they are immersed in tanks of scalding-hot water intended to remove their feathers after they are dead.

Tell KFC that until it agrees to switch to the less cruel slaughter method that PETA is recommending—which is already in use in other slaughterhouses—it can take a flying leap.

 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Bigpencat says:

    I’m a vegetarian and HATE KFC!

  • Alicia Poi says:

    videos of chickens head being cut off gives me a slight pain in my neck

  • Dixie Darling says:

    WHY would you eat chickens in the first place??????? Best solution? Don’t eat any animal flesh of ANY kind, every single bit of it comes with a generous dose of cruelty, diseases and death for the animals AND you!

  • Melita says:

    eating cheap meat is always wrong, that’s how they keep it so cheap, cutting corners and saving electricity, seems to be one way of doing it, it’s a disgrace, and we never eat this food.

  • Katie says:

    I’ve refused to eat KFC for years & will continue to until less cruel methods are practiced. I will continue to spread the word about your inhumane ways.

  • Toni Hilson says:

    Luckily I just ate once in my live at KFC. But still once too much…

  • Susan Quinn says:

    I will NEVER eat at KFC again, and will encourage others to do the same.

  • Carol Hanson says:

    Enough is enough! Stop the animal cruelty now! It’s bad enough they are killed and eaten. They should not have to be alive while they are scalded and their feathers removed!

  • Bsheridan83 says:

    Have a frigging heart!

  • Morgen says:

    Very, sad. Need to stop!!!!!

  • Lara Potgieter says:

    KFC YOU ARE CRUEL! I AM SPREADING THE WORD OF YOUR INHUMANE METHODS AND HAVE ALREADY GOT ALL MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS TO STOP BUYING KFC (AND TO SPREAD THE WORD TO THEIR FRIENDS). IF EVER I SEE ANYTHING TO DO WITH KFC IN THE FUTURE, I WILL MAKE SURE TO VOICE THE TRUTHS OF THESE UNBELIEVABLE CRUELTIES.

  • Allison Camp says:

    Just overheard my 8 year old daughter telling her classmate why we don’t eat at KFC. Until you change your slaughter practices, we will continue to inform those that are ignorant of your ways. In these times, it is totally unacceptable to be inhumane.

  • christine wouters says:

    Talk about TOTALY BARBARIC, I am utterly shocked and EXTREMELY DISTRESSED to learn that KFC actually scalds live birds, how wicked can they get………..I, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL NOW BE BOYCOTTING ALL KFC PRODUCTS UNTIL THIS BARBARIC CRUEL ACT IS STOPPED

  • Cassie says:

    Ugh … how can any person with an ounce of compassion read this and still knowingly frequent this franchise.

  • José Luna says:

    JUST DO IT!!

  • Mrs Debz Jones says:

    KFC, YOU NEED TO STOP THIS DISPICABLE BEHAVIOUR NOW!!!!!IT IS BAD ENOUGH TO KILL BIRDS, BUT FOR THEM TO SUFFER WITH THE METHODS YOU USE IS BARBARIC!!!, YOU NEED TO SWITCH TO LESS CRUEL SLAUGHTER METHODS, UNTIL YOU DO SO, BY WORD OF MOUTH, MANY PEOPLE WILL BOYCOTT YOU!!!!

  • christine wouters says:

    To scald these poor helpless birds alive is extremely wicked, barbaric and cruel, myself family and friends will boycott KFC until this barbaric act is stopped

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