Free KFC—From PETA?

It's Vegan, of Course! Giant ‘Chicken’ to Give Away Meat-Free Nuggets

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2022

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382, extension 2200

North Palm Beach, Fla. – To mark the historic launch of KFC’s new vegan Beyond Fried Chicken menu item—and because approximately 1,500 chickens are still being killed for their flesh every second—a PETA supporter in a chicken costume will go through the drive-through and then join members of to roost outside a local KFC with 1,500 of tasty vegan nuggets, proving that you can have killer taste without killing. The “bird” will help animal allies distribute the chicken-free nuggets—along with pro-chicken comic books for kids—in a bid to encourage people to keep animals out of slaughterhouses by eating vegan, something that’s easier to do and more delicious than ever.

“Fast-food chains are seeing the writing on the wall, and it’s written in plant-based ink,” says founder of Susan Hargreaves. “Their customers want healthier, kinder choices that are better for the planet, and animal heroes everywhere are cluckin’ ecstatic!”

“It’s no skin off our backs to order the crispy, cruelty-free nuggets now available at KFC instead of meaty ones, but it’s a matter of life or death for chickens,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA hopes this giveaway will inspire diners to opt for the vegan version every time they hit the drive-through.”

Where:   KFC, 2561 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach

When:    Friday, January 14, 12:30 p.m.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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