Happy World Farm Animals Day!

Published by PETA.

As I’m sure you are already aware, today is World Farm Animals Day! It’s a good time for all of us to remember the pain that many farmed animals go through every day for human consumption, but it’s also a good time to remember the joy that animals bring to our lives. In light of this holiday, we are hosting Kentucky Fried Cruelty demonstrations all over the country to encourage people to think about how their meal choices affect the environment—and the pain that meat-based diets inflict on farmed animals.

We’re hoping that the demos today will really make people think, but it’s not the first time we’ve donned chicken suits and sat in scalding tanks to make the public aware that KFC tortures birds and that chickens are intelligent, wonderful animals who feel pain and fear for their lives just like dogs and cats.

Please check out our slideshow of KFC demos from around the world and leave a comment to tell us which is your favorite picture! If you haven’t yet, please order a copy of our “Vegetarian Starter Kit.” World Farm Animals Day is the best time to take that first step!



Written by Christine Doré

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