'Here's the Rest of Your Bloody Corsage,' Says PETA
For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2014
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Louisville, Ken. – Following KFC’s revolting decision to launch a “KFC Chicken Corsage”—a rotting drumstick mounted on baby’s breath—PETA wrote to Nanz & Kraft Florists, the Louisville-based creator of the corsage, to suggest that it pull the morbid offering or market an addition to it: a bloodied chicken’s head corsage to remind promgoers that the main ingredient in KFC’s “secret recipe” is cruelty to almost 1 billion 6-week-old baby birds every year.
“The disgusting idea that students would ruin their prom night by accessorizing their gorgeous evening wear with the decomposing body part of a small abused bird is so wrong on every level,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s corsage will leave promgoers with unforgettable memories of the chickens whose throats are slit and who are scalded to death for KFC, and it might just encourage them to trade in their buckets of fried flesh for healthy, vegan meals.”
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PETA’s letter to Nanz & Kraft Florists follows.
April 16, 2014
Nanz & Kraft Florists
Via e-mail: [email protected]
Dear Mr. Kraft:
Greetings from PETA. To complement your new KFC chicken corsage, we’d like to offer you our own version, which displays the rest of the tortured chicken behind every KFC meal. By including a bloodied chicken head, PETA’s corsage will remind prom attendees of the main ingredient of KFC’s secret recipe: cruelty.
Students hoping to accessorize their evening wear with the body part of an animal can’t go wrong with our authentic corsage adorned with real slaughterhouse leftovers. The piece will certainly ruffle feathers when students learn that chickens killed for KFC’s buckets have their beaks cut off without painkillers and spend their entire lives mired in waste on factory farms before enduring a terrifying trip to the slaughterhouse. It will leave attendees with unforgettable memories of the chickens who have their throats cut open while still conscious and are often scalded to death for KFC’s buckets. As a result, compassion will blossom at the prom, as teens become eager to try out an easy way to stop the bloodshed at the slaughterhouse: healthy, delicious vegan eating.
I hope you’ll agree that our corsage is a perfect fit to complete your KFC chicken line. Please contact me to discuss the details. Thank you for your consideration.
Executive Vice President