KFC’s Colonel Gets Axed–Literally

Published by PETA.

Colonel Sanders got a taste of his own medicine when PETA marked the Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees Convention in Maryland last month by “slaughtering” the Colonel outside a nearby KFC restaurant.

Luckily for the brave actor portraying Colonel Sanders, our slaughter methods are a bit more humane than those employed by KFC’s suppliers. The Colonel was not slammed into shackles (which often breaks birds’ legs), he wasn’t jolted by an electrified “stun bath,” and he wasn’t dunked into a scalding-hot defeathering tank. Nope—we just strung him up, poked him with a plastic knife, and let the red paint fly. But it made a darned nice visual, didn’t it?


Notta Nugget prepares for battle.
KFC demo 1


My, what big orange feet you have!
KFC demo 2


He seems to be enjoying this a little too much …
KFC demo 3

Written by Alisa Mullins

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