PETA to Dwyane Wade: Dunk KFC Cruelty

Published by PETA.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, may be cooling his heels thanks to the NBA lockout, but he still shouldn’t go back to slinging deep-fried chicken parts at KFC, where he once worked as a teenager. KFC has asked Wade to bring his dunking skills to mashed potatoes and gravy by becoming an “honorary captain” while he’s “unemployed.” But PETA quickly wrote to D-Wade and explained why that would be a foul for fowl.

“While defenders know that ‘broken ankles’ are a risk with your crossovers on the court, chickens killed for KFC often have their fragile legs broken when they are slammed into metal shackles, among other horrifying abuses,”  wrote Senior Manager Michelle Cho.

Dwyane Wade: Dave Gillem | cc by 2.0

We also asked D-Wade to use his influence with KFC to ask the chain to require its suppliers to use a less cruel slaughter method. Hopefully, the NBA champ won’t be appearing behind a KFC window any time soon, and will stick to only inflicting pain on the court.

Written by Michelle Kretzer

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