I know it’s a little strange for most of you to imagine that people got married at a KFC. Then add to that the fact that vegans got married at KFC, and you’ve definitely got some explaining to do! After all, one might ask, “Isn’t KFC notorious for selling meat?”
As it turns out, some very well-intentioned and dedicated individuals decided to celebrate their love for each other, as well as their dedication to animal rights by getting married at a KFC in Canada because of a groundbreaking campaign victory just a few months ago.
Most KFCs in Canada have added a vegan chicken item to the menu, and the company that coordinates the purchase of all chickens killed for Canadian KFCs has committed to ensuring the phase-in of the least cruel form of slaughter, controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK), improving audits into KFC suppliers in Canada and forming an animal welfare advisory board to oversee the many changes that will be made. Read all about it and what you can do to pressure KFCs outside of Canada to make changes to reduce the suffering for animals here.
So while we’re not quite at the stage where KFC anywhere is offering vegan wedding cakes and other tasty vegan treats (those were imported for this event), it’s a definite step in the right direction to have mainstream vegan options at this fast-food restaurant’s locations all over Canada. And we totally love the fact that two hardcore vegan animal rights activists would use such a significant opportunity to highlight one of the biggest steps forward for animals suffering on factory farms and slaughterhouses.
P.S.- If you are in Canada and haven’t tried the vegan sandwich yet, I’d say it’s worth a try.