Major Victory for Animals in PETA's KFC Campaign

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Posted June 1, 2008 by peta2 staff

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!

Pulin

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  • 1994 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wooo!! Way to go!! 😀

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THIS IS SO AMAZING!
    GO CANADIANS.
    GO CHICKENS.
    GO VEGGIES.
    STANDING OUT IN THE CANADIAN WINTER IN FRONT OF KFC WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’m very happy that a big company such as KFC agreed to change, but I don’t see any “win” here. Millions of birds are still being killed, whether they’re killed nicer or not shouldn’t matter- the killing must stop.

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    Well done to all the Peta2 Street Teamers, especially our Canadian friends :o)

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    that’s great. but it’d be nice if they would stop killing chickens all together.

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is FANTASTIC news! I’m so pleased – go Canada! I wish our KFC’s would do the same. Besides, I’d love a veggie ‘chicken’ wrap. =P
    Well done PETA, and well done everyone who’s helping!

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    -.- oh great now what am i going to do with all my stickers……. oh yea i live in america……MOVING TOO CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
    lets protest

  • 2547 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ahhhhhh!!! yessss!!!
    my mom phoned me and woke me up to tell me this, this morning!! im so extatic!! all those petitions and letters i’ve sent in.. really DO help!! yay, for PETA2!! and yaay for canada!

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    right when i get the kentucky fried cruelty shirt!
    lol
    thats amazing
    but what am i gonna do with my bucket of blood?

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YAY GO US CANADIANS!
    It just kind of sucks that i was just about 2 protest KFC and i have a whole stack of flyers, and nothing to do with them, i was about to make a shirt that said “life is shorter with KFC”

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I really love & care about all types of animals, particularly chickens. In fact, I care about them so much I have a bucket of them in the fridge right now. Think I’ll celebrate their existence with a drumstick!

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is awesome!!! I feel so proud, me and my Brother have worked so hard against KFC, I feel like my efforts have finally paid off. Everyone is saying how being vegan and protesting against KFC doesn’t do anything, but this proves them wrong! This was like the main Peta2 campaign I focussed on, I got over 400 people to sign the KFC petition, I organized doezens of protests, got the Kentucky Fried Cruelty Tee-Shirt, tabled at concerts with just KFC literature and Even made a video on how KFC treats thier chickens! I feel so so so happy to know that all the hard work that peta2 Canada street teamers have done has finally paid off! congrats everyone, this is a historic moment, I will never forget June 1st lol!
    check out my vid, it still applies to american KFC ( even thoguh this protest was in canada)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ubW-QQygfKY
    Thanks so much everyone, lol this has made my week!

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i will still never eat there, fucking disgusting.

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yay!! Im sooo happy! My first protest ever was at kfc….OMG :)
    Luvv your canadien vegan friend,
    HippiE

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whoo! Go us Canadians! This is awesome news! Totally made my day.
    Though I definitely still won’t go to KFC in the states :)

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My sister and I are so happy right now, we are not kidding.
    This is great news!
    It just comes to show that what PETA2 does really helps. It encourage us to continue fighting for the animals, because change is actually possible.
    WAY TO GO CANADA!
    But most importantly
    WAY TO GO PETA2 AND PETA2 STREET TEAMERS!

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YES!!!! That is a-frickin-mazing news!!! Let’s hope they follow through!

  • 2548 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am very excited that Canada has won the protest against KFC :) Hopefully my town KFC will be included in the vegetarian ‘chicken’ menu. GREAT WORK FELLOW CANADIANS!

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