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KFC Protest Saturday

Vested interests are waging a war on animals (and animal rights activists!). The most abused animal today is the sentient,humble yet extremely intelligent chicken....
Our last four demos in front of KFC's in Portland were extremely productive, especially the one where we handed out delicious veggie food to the public. We spoke privately to workers at these facilities and they confirmed that employees are treated like s__t at KFC's. Please join us again for our monthly outreach in front of KFC, NE 7th & Weidler on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 12:00 noon till 1:00 PM. The more than 850 million chickens killed each year for KFC are tortured in ways that would result in felony cruelty-to-animals charges if other animals were the victims. They are drugged and bred to grow so large that many become crippled from the weight of their massive upper bodies. Many have their throats slit while they are still conscious and are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.

"Slasher films have nothing on the real day-to-day life at KFC slaughterhouses, where birds have their throats slit while they are still conscious," says PETA's Cassandra Curbelo. "KFC executives who refuse to make even the most minimal changes for animals should be haunted by the cries of the hundreds of millions of animals they torture and kill each year." (Please check out www.KentucyFriedCruelty.com -- thanks!)

We have signs, flyers, dvds and other handouts -- please bring You -- and you'll be in the best of company!

Thanks 05.Jul.2007 16:31

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Thanks for organizing this-
I'll be there to help speak up for those who are voiceless.

KFC Slaughter house investigation 05.Jul.2007 17:40

outraged

An investigation into a KFC supplying slaughterhouse in Moorefield, West Virginia caught workers on video stomping on chickens, kicking them, slamming them against walls, ripping their beaks off, twisting their heads off, spitting tobacco into their eyes and mouths, and squeezing them so hard they expelled feces.
I think The Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act now makes the act of making a video like this a "terrorist
act" but who are the real terrorists?