This is appalling!!! I will not purchase anything from this company or KFC. The least we can do is treat our food sources with some type of humanity!
I went for ever without eating Tuna...I can do it with chicken if need be!
Animal rights group to release video showing chickens at KFC supplier being kicked, stomped and thrown
NEW YORK (AP) -- An investigator for an animal rights group captured video showing chickens being kicked, stomped and thrown against a wall by workers
at a supplier for Kentucky Fried Chicken, which has been under pressure since last year over the treatment of animals.
Officials from Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands Inc., which owns the fast-food chain, saw the video Monday. Kentucky Fried Chicken "will require
that the employee or employees responsible will be terminated," KFC spokeswoman Bonnie Warchauer told The New York Times for a story in Tuesday
Further violations at the plant will "result in termination of our relationship," Warchauer said.
The footage was secretly taken at the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Moorefield, W.Va., by an investigator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
who worked there from October to May.
A Pilgrim's Pride spokesman said that in light of the video, the company would reopen an investigation into earlier claims of cruelty at the
In a July 22-dated letter to the plant, copied to Yum! Brands and forwarded to The Associated Press, PETA says its investigator also obtained
eyewitness testimony about employees "ripping birds' beaks off, spray painting their faces, twisting their heads off, spitting tobacco into their
mouths and eyes, and breaking them in half - all while the birds are still alive."
PETA said it planned to ask West Virginia authorities to prosecute plant employees and managers under state animal-cruelty laws. The PETA
investigator, who did not reveal his identity because he still does undercover work for the group, said he would testify if prosecution went
PETA has been pressuring KFC since last year, when it sued the company and called for a boycott, demanding that KFC require suppliers to treat animals
more humanely. The group has recently won similar concessions from other major fast-food chains, including McDonald's and Burger King.
[edit on 7/20/2004 by LadyV]