For Immediate Release:
9 June 2010
Singapore -- Wearing a chicken costume and holding a sign that reads, "KFC: Stop Chicken Cruelty", a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia -- hobbling on a crutch and wrapped in bandages -- will lead a lively protest outside a Singapore KFC on Thursday. Other PETA members will hand out leaflets and ask passersby to boycott KFC. The action is part of PETA's international "Kentucky Fried Cruelty" campaign, which aims to pressure KFC to adopt basic animal welfare guidelines that would end the worst abuses of the chickens raised and killed for its restaurants:
Date: Thursday, 10 June
Time: 12 noon sharp
Place: Outside the Bedok Town Center KFC
(Blk 209 New Upper Changi Road)
KFC Singapore has steadfastly refused to eliminate its suppliers' worst abuses of chickens on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. Chickens raised and killed for KFC are bred to grow so large that they often become crippled from supporting the weight of their upper bodies. At slaughterhouses, birds' throats are cut while they are still conscious, and many chickens are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
"KFC could greatly reduce chickens' suffering by changing its practices", says PETA Asia Director
PETA is also urging KFC Singapore -- as well as KFC in the
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.