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KFC is still in business -- the animals and anti-KFC volunteers still need your help! Please join us on Saturday, August 4, noon to 1:00 PM, at NE 7th & Weidler. All signs, dvds, flyers, buttons and stickers will be provided. Thank You!!!
Think working for KFC sucks? We have first-hand testimony from Portland employees that this is true. Of course KFC is disgusting and treats its employees like _______, but think about the "workers" who have it worse: the 750 million chickens killed just for KFC each year. Some say that they are only chickens, but scientists say that chickens are just as smart as dogs and cats--and they feel pain too.(Duh!) KFC's chickens are still alive and feeling pain when their throats get slit or when they're dumped into tanks of scalding-hot water to have their feathers removed. How would you feel if someone did that to your dog or cat! Every single hour, one million chickens are killed in the United States. The enormity of lost lives--simply to give us chicken nuggets, legs, wings--is difficult to grasp. This outreach is part of a larger world-wide campaign, Go Vegan On Mondays: 20% more heart attacks occur on Mondays, the No. 1 Cause of Global Warming is Factory-Farming of Animals, we can feed the other half of the world's population who are starving by going Vegan, and free up the 87% of farm land which is used only for growing low-grade food for those factory-farmed animals.

(Please see www.pledgebank.com and join friends from the U.S.and England who pledged to GVOM--free!)