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McCartney Blasts KFC For<br><br>
Cruelty To Chickens<br><br>
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(AFP) -- Pop icon Paul McCartney today fired a salvo for chicken rights, accusing fast food giant KFC of condoning cruelty to the "remarkable" birds that end up as take-away meals.<br><br><br><br>
The vegetarian former Beatle published an open letter to the president of the company that the jovial Colonel Sanders made famous, calling on KFC to heed animal rights activists' appeals for it to reduce cruelty to the birds.<br><br><br><br>
"If KFC paid for dogs or cats to be treated the way these unfortunate chickens are treated, they could be charged with cruelty to animals," he said in the letter to KFC chief executive David Novak in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the local paper in KFC's home town in the state of Kentucky.<br><br><br><br>
"These remarkable animals are deserving of at least a little kindness," he said in the letter written on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which this month sued KFC for allegedly disguising "grotesque abuses inflicted upon chickens by suppliers" in its online advertising.<br><br><br><br>
McCartney called on KFC and its parent company Yum! Brands to implement an eight-point PETA plan aimed at improving the treatment of the poultry that he said would "end the most egregious forms of abuse" endured by the birds.<br><br><br><br>
"For example, I would like to see KFC stop allowing chickens to be bred and drugged so that they become so heavy that they cripple under their own weight," the singer wrote.<br><br><br><br>
In addition, he asked Novak to see that suppliers improve their methods of slaughter to eradicate process of scalding birds to death in feather removal tanks and to phase out electric stunning and burning the beaks of birds.<br><br><br><br>
McCartney's public appeal comes after PETA sued KFC and Yum! Brands in Los Angeles over their allegedly deceptive advertising claims over the way their suppliers treat chickens.<br><br><br><br>
"KFC has said from the outset that they will not allow the animals to feel any pain, (but) in fact every moment of these animals' lives is characterised by unmitigated misery," PETA's Bruce Friedrich said earlier.<br><br><br><br>
The animal rights group has also claimed victory in its campaigns against other US fast food outlets aimed at stopping cruelty to animals, including McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendys.
 

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Now look at this article about the same thing, significally the last sentence in the article:<br><br>
"Human children growing up in Soweto, Chechnya and Haiti should have pals like Paul, Jason and Alec, don't you think?"<br><br><br><br>
Thats almost as stupid as saying the heart foundation doesn't care about lungs.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0703/24mccartney.html" target="_blank">http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news...mccartney.html</a><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
article:<br><br>
McCartney joins chicken protest against KFC<br><br><br><br>
Knight Ridder Newspapers<br><br><br><br>
Paul McCartney plans to run a full-page ad in Thursday's Courier-Journal of Louisville to protest the treatment of chickens on farms raising the animals for KFC, which is headquartered in the Kentucky river city.<br><br><br><br>
"If KFC paid for dogs or cats to be treated the way these unfortunate chickens are treated, they could be charged with cruelty to animals," said McCartney, who is a vegetarian for ethical reasons. Working with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the musician wants KFC to gas rather than electronically stun animals, and to stop rapid-growth methods, which PETA says cripples legs. Recently, former KFC pitchman Jason Alexander, of "Seinfeld" fame, spoke out against alleged abuse of chickens. His contract with the company was not renewed. KFC did not return phone calls requesting comment.<br><br><br><br>
In more dead-animal news, famous vegetarian thespian Alec Baldwin has narrated a documentary titled "Meet Your Meat" for PETA. In a letter to journalists, Baldwin said the film "documents the routine and horrific abuses that animals raised and killed for food endure and makes the case for Americans to adopt a vegetarian diet and enact humane legislation to weed out the worst abuses." Human children growing up in Soweto, Chechnya and Haiti should have pals like Paul, Jason and Alec, don't you think?
 

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Go Paul!<br><br><br><br>
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"Human children growing up in Soweto, Chechnya and Haiti should have pals like Paul, Jason and Alec, don't you think?"<br><br>
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Ahhh, the usual "veggie people don't care about humans" crap. This "journalist" should keep his biased opinions to him/herself<br><br><br><br>
It's a lame thing to say (I've had someone say that in a debate online ... he was very anti- veggie)
 

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I would assume that above journalist must have sacrificed thousands of hours and millions of dollars to helping the poor overseas, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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That's like my sister's idiot co-worker who jumped on her for getting radiation treatment for her dog. He said "Don't you have a guilty conscience for spending all that money on one dog, when you could have used it to save a number of lives?" My sister doesn't go on vacations and skimps on herself to pay for vet treatment for her companion animals, plus gives a lot of money to animal shelters. Her co-worker has never done anything for any animal, goes on regular vacations, and frequents strip clubs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I'm sure all three of those individuals have donated more money (and possibly even time) to humanitarian causes than that journalist, but will people who want to remain in self-deceptive modes think about that?
 
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