Damn it PETA, gassing chickens isn't ethical. They're still dead! I'm sick of these fake victories. Whether you throw a chicken into boiling water or gas it to death, it dies and someone eats it. I fail to see the "Ethical Treatment" here.
"It will be nice to put this behind us," Langford said. "Our preference is to have nothing negative attached to our brand."
Langford said the Canadian operations, which are independent of those in the U.S., had chosen to take the situation into its own hands and talk to PETA about animal welfare.
"Once I got involved and we actually met face to face, we found out that we had no differences of opinion about how animals should be treated," Langford said.
"We landed in a very good place."
Translation: Finally those whiny freaks will leave us alone. We still get to kill as many chickens as we want and we even found a company who will gas them and it costs less
than our previous method! Suckers! We'll put a "burger" on the menu for them, and after no one buys it we can pull it off and say "well, we tried". Good thing PETA sees things the same way as us: animals are just products to be killed and eaten, but it is kind of wrong to cause them too much harm in the process!
People, KFC is the largest killer of chickens in the world. Purchasing their vegan item supports that. The freaking place is called Kentucky Fried Chicken
!! Until there isn't demand for chicken, it'll stay in business. And giving them money isn't going to fix that, it'll just give them more power to market more chicken. This is the wrong company to support. Unlike a supermarket or a varied restaurant, their product line revolves around dead chickens.
Instead, find out what "chicken" burger they're going to be offering and purchase it from a grocery store; it'll be a lot cheaper in the long run. Hell, if you can manage to do so, buy it directly from that company, they'll make more money that way. That's real
support for vegan products.
And for those complaining so much about the convenience of it, it's nice to know that saving yourself five minutes is more important than your ethics. Every grocery store has something
that is a vegan option and will tide you over, even if it isn't particularly palatable. Get yourself a loaf of bread if you have to. If you really can't find anything, perhaps you could be hungry for a few hours. That inconvenience seems a bit less so than... I dunno, being killed for food?
Supporting a company who profits off of murdering millions of animals every year and selling those corpses en masse as completely disgusting, unhealthy meals that promote obesity is completely unethical. If you want to give your support to some company for providing vegan options, that's great, but choose the lesser evil. KFC definitely isn't that.