Mike Skinner (a.k.a. The Streets) has caught the attention of the music industry with his lyrical storytelling that keeps you hooked right to the last beat. Spinning from the underground, he exploded into the mainstream’s attention with Original Pirate Material and in 2004 sealed his success with A Grand Don’t Come for Free—featuring the tear-jerking Dry Your Eyes (and the cutest dog in the world–ever!).

“Turn left up the street
Nothing but grey concrete and deadbeats
Grab something to eat
Maccy D’s or KFC
Only one choice in the city
Done voicin’ my pity now lets get to the nitty gritty”

Skinner talks a lot about love, life, and the urban sprawl around him. He even used to talk about fast-food giants in his songs.

As he’s been inside his fair share of KFCs, we were thrilled when he signed onto our KFC campaign to demand better conditions for chickens, who can’t speak up for themselves.

Check out the letterhe sent to the corporation. Mike joins a growing army of musicians, including The Beastie Boys, The Darkness, Black Eyed Peas, Goldfinger, and Good Charlotte, who are lining up behind PETA to demand that KFC improve the conditions of its suppliers, which have been caught out time after time in our undercover investigations for treating the birds like dirty laundry.

What does Mike have to say to KFC? Well, you’d expect him to be a man who does some straight speaking, and that’s exactly what he does. In his letter, Skinner tells KFC, “It comes as no surprise that KFC’s sales have been in the toilet as more and more people find out from PETA about your complete disregard for the well-being of these animals.” He goes on to tell KFC to take responsibility and to follow the recommendations of its own animal welfare board and PETA.

More and more musicians are joining PETA’s stand against KFC. Find out what you can do to help. And if you want more news on Mike, Good Charlotte, and all your favorite musicians, sign up for PETA2 News!