KFC’s Lies Exposed

KFC has had to pull false advertising from its Australian website after a flap with a consumer watchdog group.   KFC had touted that chickens raised for the brand were “free to roam” on farms. But cramming chickens so tightly inside filthy, windowless sheds that they can barely take a step or lift a wing … Read more »

Ryan Gosling, Our Hero

Ryan Gosling has certainly earned his cape this month. First, he broke up a street fight in Manhattan. Then, the Academy Award-nominated actor leapt to the defense of chickens and turkeys on factory farms. Gosling wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on PETA’s behalf calling on the agency to revoke its … Read more »

Happy 60th, Chrissie Hynde!

PETA wishes a very happy 60th birthday to rock legend Chrissie Hynde, who, when she isn’t using her beautiful voice to sing platinum hits, uses it to stop cruelty to animals. From opening her vegan restaurant, VegiTerranean, to having her hit song “I’ll Stand by You” featured in a heartbreaking public service announcement, the Rock … Read more »

Morrissey Praised for Being Blunt

Never one to shy away from speaking up for animals plainly and forthrightly, Morrissey urged fans who were upset about the tragic bombing and shooting rampage in Norway to consider the animals who face needless, terrifying deaths every day. Before launching into “Meat Is Murder” during a concert in Warsaw on Sunday, Morrissey told the … Read more »

PETA to Dwyane Wade: Dunk KFC Cruelty

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.” … Read more »

A Musical KFC Protest

Say you’re an edgy, rabble-rousing punk band and you want to make a statement against cruelty to animals. What would you do? One band that had a bone to pick with KFC took a musical approach to get its message across.   The toe-tapping tune was performed by the Phoenix, Arizona, “punkgrass” outfit Haymarket Squares—all of whose … Read more »

Ravens Sign Offensive Colonel Sanders

What do you get when you cross a raven with a chicken? A whole lot of grief from PETA. After learning that KFC has been named the “Official Chicken of the Baltimore Ravens,” PETA dashed off a letter to team owner Steve Bisciotti, alerting him to KFC’s refusal to implement even basic animal welfare improvements—including … Read more »

Picture of the Month

“So a policeman and a chicken walk into a bar …” In our favorite photo this month, taken during a protest outside a KFC in Montrose, Colorado, a police officer confers with a chicken about … what? Maybe the proper spelling of “potato”? Share your thoughts about what these two could be discussing below. Written by … Read more »

Internet Soup

It’s Friday afternoon, and we’re betting that you’re getting a rumbling in your tummy thinking about dinner out, popcorn at the movies, or a pretzel at the mall. Well, to tide you over, have a hearty, heaping helping of Internet Soup:  Oscar cohost James Franco catches a cat nap. This thirsty cow doesn’t waste any … Read more »

Lady Antebellum: Chickens Need You Now

Chrissie Hynde is telling Lady Antebellum “I’ll stand by you” to support less cruel slaughter methods for KFC’s chickens. The Grammy-winning country group is set to perform at the KFC annual meeting in San Diego, and Chrissie isn’t pretending—she thinks it’s a great opportunity to remind the chain that chickens don’t have to be scalded … Read more »

Here’s Something to Rap About, Spencer Pratt

Spencer Pratt’s recently leaked rap about chickens, “Ain’t No Thang but a Chicken Wing,” was apparently intended to be pitched as an ad for KFC. But it’s hard to imagine that any lyrics would entice people to want to eat the flesh of chickens who live their entire lives mired in their own waste and … Read more »

Demonstrators Detained at Seoul Summit

Putting on a demonstration can be challenging, but here in the U.S., we rarely run into the kinds of problems that protesters encounter in other parts of the world. Just ask our friends at PETA Asia about the difficulties that they sometimes face. Earlier this year, Edward, a PETA Asia campaigner, was arrested before a … Read more »

An Egg a Day Keeps the Doctor … Wealthy

Kai Hendry/CC by 2.0 If you had the same reaction that I did (i.e., violent retching) when you heard about KFC’s hideously unhealthy Double Down (you know, the sandwich that replaced bread with fried chicken and forced you to think about all those globules of deadly gunk gumming up people’s blood vessels), get this: A … Read more »

Vegetarian Wins ‘Miss World’ Title

On Saturday, Alexandria Mills of Louisville became the first American in two decades to win the Miss World crown. So what does that have to do with the PETA Files, dear reader? Well, proving that her beauty is far more than skin-deep, the new titleholder noted how ironic it was that the other contestants had … Read more »

The Flaming Lips and Chickens’ Vital Fluids

When graffiti king Banksy’s “coyote” took on Colonel Sanders, we interpreted the work to be pro-chicken. But there’s no question that artist Wayne Coyne, lead singer for The Flaming Lips, is speaking out against cruelty to birds with his new work. He assured fans that the blood used in the creation of a new poster … Read more »

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