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<i>New York Times - January 17, 2007<br><br><br><br>
Even Free, the Price Wasnt Right<br><br>
By ANDREW MARTIN<br><br><br><br>
Yum Brands, the fast-food conglomerate, wanted to buy property for a Taco Bell in Norfolk, Va., on the site of a former appliance store.<br><br><br><br>
But the identity of the seller turned out to be an unpleasant surprise.<br><br><br><br>
The real estate department of Yum Brands made a $1 million offer this month for property on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 20th Street, on the fringes of downtown Norfolk. Unbeknownst to Yum, the property was owned by the PETA Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides support services for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as PETA.</i><br><br><br><br>
Full article: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/business/17food.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/bu...ss&oref=slogin</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">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. A copy of these recommendations is enclosed for your reference, PETA said in its letter.<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
...<br><br><br><br><b>We dont do business with corporate terrorists</b> and, therefore, we no longer have any interest in this property, said Laurie Schalow, a KFC spokeswoman. She said KFC bought its chickens from the same trusted brands that consumers buy in local supermarkets.</div>
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For the record, as many reservations as I have regarding PeTA, I don't think they can be dismissed as "corporate terrorists."
 

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Giggle. I thought it was a PETA quote at first saying they wouldn't sell it to KFC because THEY were "corporate terrorists!" Um, because they are - they terrorize chickens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Giggle. I thought it was a PETA quote at first saying they wouldn't sell it to KFC because THEY were "corporate terrorists!" Um, because they are - they terrorize chickens <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"></div>
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lol yeah thats funny. poor yum, i hope they rot in their crappy business. Peta could probably sue them for the quote but dont know what the outcome would be. Could get them back into the media again for a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
kfc's rep is being BADLY damaged in the last two years. Ive seen NObody at most of their stores "kfc" that is. and they advertise on our local cable non stop, more than any other fast food or restaurant lately.
 
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