No joke. You read that title right. As a part of our KFC campaign victory in Canada, most Canadian KFCs will start offering a vegetarian chicken sandwich.
The Classic Vegetarian Sandwich, which can easily be made vegan by asking for it in a wrap and with no mayo, should be available some time in July. I don't have any more details at the moment about which company will be making the vegan chicken. Also, I hope that all of you Canadian readers will try it out as soon as it's available and let us know how it is. I personally have never found a vegan chicken I don't like, and I suspect this one will be yummy too.
Read more about PETA's KFC campaign victory in Canada here.
CAK increases product quality and yield: Because birds are dead by the time they are shackled (and because there is no dumping at all), product quality and yield are improved ...
CAK would nearly eliminate contamination because birds would be killed in transport containers rather than being dumped and would, therefore, not be scratching at each other and would be unable to inhale in the stun bath or defecate in the scald tank. This has significant benefits for producers since, according to the USDA, in 2002, almost 5.5 million chickens were condemned for being contaminated.
Using inert gases induces anoxia on the cellular level in carcass muscles, which can change oxidation/reduction potentials and, thus, lead to increased shelf-life of meat due to a slowing [sic] the development of odors and discoloration.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency states that controlled-atmosphere killing "is also reported to produce more tender breast meat than when electrical [immobilization] is used.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.