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As part of Chick-fil-A's Cow Appreciation Day celebration, the restaurant is offering a free combo meal to any customer who visits one of its restaurants Friday fully dressed as a cow.The Chick-fil-A Cows and the "Eat Mor Chikin" campaign have enjoyed such widespread public success that the chain has turned the theme into a fully integrated marketing program. In addition to roadside billboards, the "Eat Mor Chikin" Cows are the focal point of Chick-fil-A's in-store point-of-purchase materials, promotions, radio and TV advertising, and clothing and merchandise sales of more than $42 million since July 1996.<br><br><br><br>
More information is available on the chain's Web site at <a href="http://www.chick-fil-a.com" target="_blank">www.chick-fil-a.com</a>
 

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Could you dress up as a dead cow, show up at Chik-Fil-A and loudly say "I don't want your death sandwich!" then pass out facts about living conditions of chickens on factory farms and go veg info? You could even have tofu or fake chikn nuggets cut up on little toothpicks for people to taste (like Chik-Fil-A does)<br><br><br><br>
Just a (random) thought.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kpickell</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Why would vegetarians be interested in free chicken combo meals?</div>
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I was wondering the same thing....<br><br><br><br>
And I also noticed the the OP never responds to her posts, she just posts news and action alerts. I would like to get to know Girlie more as a poster in the Veggie patch or another forum like that....
 

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Yeah I know. Well I guess we can pass on this news to our omnivore friends and families to let them get a free meal.
 

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I like this billboard best <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/a/a8/a8697221_vbattach4497.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/a/a8/525x525px-LL-a8697221_vbattach4497.jpeg" style="width:200px;height:140px;"></a>
 

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I was wondering the same thing....<br><br><br><br>
And I also noticed the the OP never responds to her posts, she just posts news and action alerts. I would like to get to know Girlie more as a poster in the Veggie patch or another forum like that....</div>
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My intention was for activists to use the information as an opportunity to do something "creative" that would bring attention to the way animals suffer for the satisfaction of the tastebuds of others.<br><br>
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Dress as a factory farm chicken. Or a dead chicken.
 

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Yeah, I guess there are lots of pro-veg things one could do. You could dress up as a cow and have a friend dress as a chicken, and do a "chickens are our friends too" or "save the chickens" type thing. Then I guess you would just tell them you want a chicken sandwhich meal without the chicken. Are their fries vegetarian?
 

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I don't think the OP was posting it as an encouragment to go get free chicken.... i think she was just putting in our view one of their marketing ploys... maybe to inspire some action.<br><br><br><br>
why be so nit picky?
 

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I don't think the OP was posting it as an encouragment to go get free chicken.... i think she was just putting in our view one of their marketing ploys... maybe to inspire some action.</div>
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That's what I thought too. I don't understand how anyone can take it differently.
 

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Maybe if it were an extremely sunburnt cow . . .</div>
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haha!
 

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Seems Farm Sanctuary thinks like I do<br><br>
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From: Farm Sanctuary<br><br>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:43 AM<br><br>
Subject: Save a Cow by Eating a Chicken?<br><br><br><br>
Save a Cow by Eating a Chicken?<br><br><br><br>
The fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, has announced their second annual promotional stunt which offers free meals to customers who dress up in cow costumes on Friday, July 14, 2006. Calling it "Cow Appreciation Day," customers are encouraged to "Eat Mor Chikin." The company touts their successfully sarcastic advertising gimmick: "For more than a decade, the renegade Cows have entertained consumers with their desperate, self-preserving antics in an effort to convert beef eaters to chicken fans."<br><br><br><br>
What the fast-food restaurant does not advertise is the grim reality of modern poultry production. Chickens raised for meat, called "broiler chickens", are abnormally bred to grow beyond their biological limits and are typically raised inside huge factory-like warehouses with minimal space to move. Millions die before reaching slaughter every year. Those who survive are then tossed into cages on transport trucks where they are exposed to severe weather conditions. Poultry processing plants demand speed over humane slaughter for higher profits, causing untold suffering as fully conscious birds are hung upside down on assembly line rails destined for the killing floor. Since poultry are specifically excluded from the federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, stunning prior to slaughter is not required. Many birds have their throats slashed while still conscious.<br><br><br><br>
What You Can Do!<br><br><br><br>
Let this fast food chain know that their attempt at humorous advertising, especially geared toward children, makes light of the suffering of animals produced for human consumption.<br><br><br><br>
*Contact their corporate headquarters:<br><br>
Chick-fil-A CARES<br><br>
P.O. Box 500367<br><br>
Atlanta, GA 31150<br><br>
Phone: 1-866-CFA-2040<br><br>
Online comment form: <a href="http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Feedback.asp" target="_blank">http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Feedback.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
*Distribute literature outside Chick-fil-A franchises about the realities of modern factory farming. Click Here to order.<br><br><br><br>
*Write letters to the editor of your local newspapers<br><br><br><br>
*Dress as a chicken and visit a Chick-fil-A location this Friday, letting people know that both cows and chickens want to live. Or, dress in any animal costume with a sign expressing that all animals, including chickens, are feeling creatures who deserve to be treated with compassion.<br><br><br><br>
Please contact <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> if you need materials and to update us if you take action on this effort.
 

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I don't think the OP was posting it as an encouragment to go get free chicken.... i think she was just putting in our view one of their marketing ploys... maybe to inspire some action.<br><br><br><br>
why be so nit picky?</div>
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Bingo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Hmmm... sounds like an awful lot of trouble to get a free meal...<br><br><br><br>
Since few omnis are likely to take them up on this offer, this is probably a publicity gimmick. Most likely they'll get more veg*n activists doing some of the suggestions in this thread.
 
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