Something Stinks in Louisville

Published by PETA.

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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