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Victory: UW Oshkosh Students Stop KFC From Coming to Campus!

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Posted April 30, 2009 by Ryan Huling

Well, they did it!

As we reported last week, when students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh found out that their school was considering adding a KFC location to the campus, they were horrified. Even worse, according to students, the deal was “about 95% complete”.

Never one to back down from a challenge, a coalition of students and faculty began working together, petitioning for five hours a day, for four days straight, to gather nearly 500 petition signatures against KFC. Yesterday was the final meeting with the administration before they voted on the issue. The students presented their stack of petition signatures, and outlined why KFC would be a terrible choice for both the environment and for animals.

The result? The administrators voted overwhelmingly not to allow a KFC on campus, choosing instead to go with a popular Chinese food restaurant with tons of vegan options!

In recognition of their hard work, peta2 is presenting “Compassionate College Student” Awards to everyone that helped make this happen. They took on one of the world’s most notorious animal abusers—and won!

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  • 2250 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    BTW, PETA’s formal complaint with the FTC about KFC’s false animal welfare claims was the game-changer, at UW-Oshkosh. Please read the formal complaint, and visit the blog to see how you can help:
    Formal Complaint
    blog.peta.org/archives/KFC%20FTC.PDF
    The PETA Files: PETA Files FTC Complaint Against KFC
    blog.peta.org/archives/2009/04/peta_files_ftc.php

  • 2252 days ago

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    Congratulations, all! Now, let’s see what we can do about the local off campus KFC restaurant. Please join me for a victory celebration/protest, at noon, tomorrow, in front of that restaurant:
    Host: Steve Barney
    Date: Saturday May 2, 2009
    Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Repeats: This event repeats every month on the first Saturday.
    Location: KFC Restaurant
    Street: 1805 Jackson St. (corner of Jackson and Murdock)
    City/State/Zip: Oshkosh, WI
    Notes: Please join me for this month’s First Saturday KFC protest, in Oshkosh.
    TY,
    Steve Barney
    Oshkosh, WI

  • 2253 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow im rly happy wih them that it call a true heroe yay anti-kfc

  • 2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    =]. GOOD JOB PEOPLE!

  • 2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love this!
    im from wisconsin so when i read this i was so happy to see that kfc is hated by us “farmers” too.
    ha

  • 2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Whoop whoop!
    Well done to everyone involved!

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    2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wooohoooo! congrats, college kiddos :]

  • 2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    wow, that’s awesome. :]
    congrats to the UW oshkosh students that made this happen!

  • 2254 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is awesome.
    my dad’s not exactly fond of me being vegetarian for over 2 years
    he went to uw oskosh and has a very sentimental feeling about that place,
    im going to show this article to him and see what he thinks about my personal choice to end cruelty, the same way his favortie college has decided to
    yay oshkosh! maybe i will go there now!

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