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PETA Files FTC Complaint Against KFC

Written by PETA | April 9, 2009

In our fight to get KFC to enact minimal welfare standards for the more than 350 million chickens slaughtered for its U.S. restaurants each year, our supporters have helped us choose billboards and dressed up like the Colonel for Halloween. Now we’d like to ask your help with an even bigger task.

We’re filing a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking it to take action against KFC for the chain’s deliberately deceptive and unfair statements to consumers about the treatment of chickens raised and killed for its buckets and boxes. KFC allows its suppliers to house chickens in crowded sheds—with waste on the floor so thick that the ammonia burns the chickens’ skin, feet, eyes, and throats. It allows its suppliers to use a slaughter method in which birds’ throats are cut while they are still conscious. A company like that should not be allowed to claim a “commitment to animal welfare.”

 

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Please, take the time now to file your own, polite complaint with the FTC about KFC’s false claims of humanity and send this video to 10 friends so they can see just how “humane” KFC chicken really is.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • live says:

    How can those workers act that way toward the chickens, I believe there is a much bigger picture than attacking a company. Those workers should have there heads examined.. And My favorite comment is Im never eating at KFC again and then they say its too expensive…if KFC raised their prices to $5 per leg and they were the enacted a 100& humane way of killing listening to all of PETAs requests would you complain against the prices and go buy a cheaper one?? If you are going to take a stand for the treatment of animals, the cost should never be the issue!

  • judy says:

    I will never eat there again after watching that horriable way they kill those poor chickens and there prices are too high $1.95 for a chicken leg they make 40 dollars from 20 chicken legs from people is a rip off which at the store costs around 6 bucks. Goodybye KFC. I hope you go out of business you just lost another customer.

  • robert says:

    I will never eat a piece of meat as long as I live. How could I think I am concerned with the rights of animals and still eat them?

  • Steve Adams says:

    I’m proud to say this is my 2nd year plus of boycotting these scumbags after PETA made me aware of these horrific acts against these defenceless animals !!!!!!!!! GO F YOURSELF KFC !!

  • Aphrodite says:

    KFC videos made me go vegetarian 4 years ago when i saw them i dident need anything else i saw this and i was done with meat

  • nicolle says:

    what the??? oh gosh… its uoch… boycot kfc guys

  • Christie says:

    I could not watch this after a certain time. What does it say about someone who is openly cruel to an animal torture slaughter cut andor beat the chicken or any surviving being. I don’t know if I am for ‘eye for an eye’ or simply educate and start again. These sorts of people are made surely not born. Should we tie these people up and swing them against a brick wall? Will that teach them? I do not think so. Some of them have an innate belief to conquer another bieng by torture and distress what goes around will come around they just will not see it come.

  • lucia says:

    it is just sad sad sad why could any one do such evil things it makes me what to cry they are only the same as use but just look diffrent BAND KFC NOW BEFOR THEY WIPE OUT CHIKENS AND THERE BABBYS

  • Bry Smiley says:

    PETA SHOULD REALLY WRITE A SONG ABOUT THIS. LIKE FOR EXAMPLE ‘FK U!’… ‘FK U WE HATE WHAT U DO. THE THINGS U DO YOU SHOULD REALLY SUED.’ IT WOULD BE GREAT. GET LIKE A SINGER VEGETARIAN THIS PISSES ME OFF OF WHAT THESE AES DO. I’D BE GLAD TO WRITE A SONG. I LOVE U PETA! YOU GUYS ROCK. FK KFC!!!!

  • Lisa says:

    I have been doing KFC demos for the last 34 years in San Francisco and Marin County. Now KFC has just given our city Petaluma CA a whopping $3000.00 to help fix the potholes in Petaluma. These slimebags are going to put their advertisement over every pothole that is fixed so they get free advertising. Thankfully it is chalk and temporary. We had alreay planned to start doing demos at this location now we’re really excited about doing them! So if it really bothers you the horrific way these animals are treated get out and organize a demo in your town! They’re very effective and brings great awareness to this issue. PETA supplied all the signs literature etc.

  • kim says:

    I pray for animals everyday and ask God that they don’t feel any pain. If KFC is involved in what I just witnessed rest assured I and everyone I now will not be giving them on more penny!!! It is a reality that our world faces and the poor animal suffers. People and businesses like this one will pay the ultimate price later when they face God until then may God have mercy on all animals. Peace and love KW in Ohio

  • andrea says:

    I cried….

  • heather says:

    I just dont get it. Why are people so evil and can do that to a living thing. I just cant understand how this stuff gose on and one no stops it. Why? Sometimes i just wish everyone could can and understand that animals are just like us and they feel pain and have a brain and feel feeling it’s just sad

  • Judith Bergdorf says:

    I am firmly against eating anything with eyes! This video is one of the most disgusting I’ve ever seen. Even if you eat meat why such cruelty?! The video shows why I like my animals more than I like most people!

  • Susan Ballarini says:

    NOBODY NEEDS KFC

  • ryan says:

    i am one more that will be boycotting this bullsh company!

  • Johnny says:

    I nearly cried watching this and I tried to feel what the poor chickens did. I wish that it was okay to trample those workers and throw them against walls like they did to the poor chickens!

  • Anna says:

    Hello! Is the small amount of time that taste is on the palate worth this horrific treatment. What is so difficult on NOT EATING KFC? Hopefully they go bankrupt and rot in h!.

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