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KFC Supplier Busted!

Written by PETA | September 10, 2010

A slaughterhouse in Alabama owned by Pilgrim’s Pride, a company that supplies chickens to KFC, has been slapped with a $135,000 fine for 29 safety violations, including citations for unmarked containers of hazardous materials, exposed batteries that posed a danger of caustic burns and electrical shocks, and an unsecured 150-pound drum of chlorine. A complaint about ammonia odors, tripping hazards, and cutting and stabbing injuries prompted the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct the investigation that led to the fine.

Alert PETA Files readers might recall PETA’s investigation at a Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouse in West Virginia, which produced evidence that workers were stomping on chickens, kicking them, ripping off their beaks and heads, slamming them against floors and walls, spitting tobacco into their eyes and mouths, and spray-painting their faces.



So I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a company that shows such little regard for the humane treatment of animals would also have little regard for worker safety. Just one more reason to stay away from Pilgrim’s Pride enabler customer KFC.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Erni says:

    OMG!! so horrible!! chickens are life beings that can feel pain, so please stop the torturing.

  • Venesa says:

    that is so cruel i have four chooks at home. i dont understand why they would do that.

  • Ana says:

    This made me cry. STOP THE CRUELTY! It is against everything we stand for. More charges need to be made.

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  • mewizoid says:

    why are people doing this? i cannot believe that i traveled from europe to wv university for studies and right now while writing this, stuff like this is happening few miles away from me. it makes me some kind of angry..

  • T says:

    I sure hope both Pilgrim’s Pride and KFC realize what they’re up against. This boiled my blood, and I PRAY TO GOD that karma does something QUICK!!! BTW, the same company that owns KFC also owns KRAFT foods and PEPSI CO!!!

  • Marjorie Jennings says:

    I don’t think most American people who eat KFC know about this saddistic abuse of these animals. What kind of people are hired to work for PilgrimsPride? It looks like they are saddistic psychopaths. Everybody SHOULD boycot KFC until this abuse stops. What’s stopping you? These people are SICK! These animals are giving their life for everybody who eats there. STOP EATING AT KFC. Better yet, become a vegetarian. Wonderful food like no other you’ve ever eaten. I hate eating chicken, as all I can think about is what they’ve done to these poor animals. Money talks. Boycott until KFC changes its policies toward chickens! PLEASE. We owe these animals this much.

  • Joe Schmoe says:

    and on the surface America is this civilised place on our planet. Who’s great idea was it to have the word pride in the company’s title “Pilgrim Pride” ? Proud of what you f’ing neanderthals ?

  • Harold jimbob says:

    these guys are idiots!

  • Claudia Wegman says:


  • kay says:

    As much as I know about this I am sickened and disgusted by the videos. How can any “human” be so cruel to another living thing? I don’t eat chicken or meat but I wouldn’t buy a soda at McD’s! It’s the most unhappy tortured place on earth.

  • April says:

    I’m not a vegetarian but definitely leaning toward it. That was awful to watch.

  • Chloe says:

    That’s what you get KFC! All the abuse in slaughterhouses and factory farms makes me sick and it needs to stop and the USDA and all states that own them needs to help.

  • Brittany says:

    i wish they would do way more than just fine them.

  • ayunda says:

    that’s so horrible ‘

  • Chrissie Bliss says:

    WOW! WOW! and WOW! My heart breaks and tears come streaming down my face watching this. I will never ever eat any kind of fast food again. Just shows that you don’t know where your food is coming. I hope Pilgrim Pride gets shut down. I just became a vegetarian.

  • Nikki says:

    This is disgusting it brought tears to my eyes. I recommended to some nonvegetarian acquaintances to watch this video. Their response? “I don’t want to know.” After viewing this violence how could one consume chicken?!

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Words fail me to describe these digusting excuses for human beings.

  • Kate says:

    Well at least the people here at PETA care enough to do something about this MADNESS!

  • Audrey says:

    Disgusting human beings.

  • Anon says:

    are you freaking kidding me? watching this makes me SO sick. the people that are capable of this are seriously F’d in the head. Just one more thing added to the list to make fun of WV about. Nice work Pilgrim Pride.

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