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Something Stinks in Louisville

Written by PETA | August 20, 2010

After more than a year of stonewalling, KFC’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, has finally gotten around to officially denying PETA’s request for a permit to display our giant crippled chicken statue at a city intersection.


KFC Statue


Over the past year, Louisville officials have devised various creative and ever-changing obstacles to PETA’s application, including an imaginary “moratorium” on permits for public exhibits, a new requirement that adjacent property owners must approve of a public exhibit, a months-long delay in reviewing PETA’s application, and other free-speech-trampling tactics that PETA believes were nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to prevent people from finding out how KFC suppliers abuse chickens.

Strangely, officials didn’t seem to have any objection when KFC erected a giant bucket of fried chicken in a shopping mall.

Hmmm … sounds like a great spot for our chicken statue. Speaking of which, does anyone know a good pro bono attorney in Chickentown?

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • Manon lupo says:

    Hello I am 12 years old my name is Manon and I live in France this video I was so shocked that I spoke to my class I told them not to go has KFC and tell the people around them not to go … It You really do something for these poor animals that request has to be love! Someone can not the sue?? Make them pay a fine?? Or other?? I am only 12 but try as I Can you help because it really touch me all these abused animals … Thank you for taking the time to read this ..

  • Dan says:

    I would buy newspaperadvertising space and put a big add with a photo of statue and storyfacts involved. Thank you Peta for all you do!

  • Karen Hanegan says:

    Another alternative might be to place it right in front of the Colonel’s gigantic mausoleum in Cave Hill Cemetery which he had built before he died. I used to live in Louisville and would wander through the cemetery at times. If I remember correctly it’s not too far from the entrance to the cemetery. Just say you were leaving it in “remembrance” like flowers.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Sneak out some night and put it up anyway. You may be made to remove it but that would take a couple of days and you probably would get news coverage.

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