Major Victory for Animals in PETA's KFC Campaign
Thanks to the hard work of caring people around the world—especially in Canada—we’re now ending our Kentucky Fried Cruelty boycott in Canada. The boycott everywhere else in the world is still on, though!
Basically, following months of closed-door negotiations between PETA and the company that coordinates the purchasing of chickens for all Canadian KFCs, the lives and deaths of all chickens killed for KFCs in Canada will be improved by a historic new animal welfare plan.
According to the new plan, the company that coordinates the purchasing of chickens for all Canadian KFCs will take the following actions:
- Ensure the phasing in of the purchase of 100 percent of chickens from suppliers that use controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK)—the least cruel form of poultry slaughter ever developed.
- Improve the audits used to monitor chicken suppliers to KFCs in Canada to reduce the number of broken bones and other injuries suffered by birds.
- Urge the chicken companies supplying Canadian KFCs to adopt better practices, including improved lighting, more space for birds, lower ammonia levels, and a phase-out of growth-promoting drugs and breeding practices that painfully cripple chickens.
- Form an animal welfare advisory panel to monitor the changes and recommend further advancements.
The majority of KFCs in Canada are also offering a faux-chicken menu item in their restaurants.
The boycott will continue in other countries where KFC has restaurants, including the United States, until they adopt the same standards. If you’re outside of Canada check out some more ways to step up the pressure and sign the petition here.
Thank you. It’s so clear that your hard work is making a difference!