DawnWatch: KFC parent brand bids on PETA-owned property — NY Times 1/17/07

January 17th, 2007 3:37 pm by mad mags

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Date: Jan 17, 2007 11:11 AM
Subject: DawnWatch: KFC parent brand bids on PETA-owned property — NY Times 1/17/07

There is an article, by Andrew Martin, in the Wednesday, January 17, New York Times, which has a fun basis but is packed with important information tabellenprogramme kostenlos downloaden.

Headed, “Even Free, the Price Wasn’t Right,” (pg C4) it tells us that Yum Brands, which own KFC, hoped to buy a property in Norfolk Virginia and made a $1 million dollar offer moorhuhn 2 kostenlos downloaden chip. Yum didn’t know the property is owned by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

We read,

“The animal rights group has been engaged in a campaign against KFC… The campaign, called Kentucky Fried Cruelty, has sought to force the chain to adopt more stringent animal welfare guidelines.”

The article tells us of PETA’s counter offer:

”PETA would be willing to give Yum this warehouse — free and clear — if KFC requires its chicken suppliers to adopt the recommendations made by members of its own animal Welfare Advisory Council on March 11, 2005 herunterladen. A copy of these recommendations is enclosed for your reference.”…

“Those recommendations urged KFC suppliers to phase out the use of nontherapeutic antibiotics, to stop breeding chickens to have breasts so big that the birds have difficulty walking, and to use inert gas, rather than electric stunning, to kill chickens.

“Matt Prescott, PETA’s manager for factory farm campaigns, said PETA made the offer because protecting chickens from what it considers abusive treatment is worth more than the warehouse.”

Yum brands refused, and said KFC buys its chickens “from the same ‘trusted brands’ that consumers buy in local supermarkets.”

That’s true. And if KFC, with its purchasing power, called for change, it would affect the whole industry.

You can take a look inside one of the plants of those “trusted brands” that supply KFC, Pilgrim’s Pride, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6IY8pE6nVA.

You’ll see undercover video of workers intentionally pitching, kicking, stomping and jumping on live chickens. There was a brief uproar when those tapes were released to the media in 2004, but the workers were never prosecuted.

The article is at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/business/17food.html.

The New York Times takes letters at letters [at] nytimes.com.

The Times articles opens the door for letters calling for the inclusion of birds, the vast majority of animals slaughtered for food in the US, under the Humane Slaughter Act (they are exempt) and singing the praises of plant-based diets.

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor. Remember that shorter letters are more likely to be published. And please be sure not to use any phrases from this alert or other alerts in your letters. Editors are looking for original responses from their readers.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts if you do so unedited — leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line.)

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