Paul McCartney joins PETA in complaining about KFC’s treatment of chickens – they kill them:
- An open letter from McCartney to David Novak, chairman and chief executive officer of KFC’s Louisville-based parent company, Yum! Brands Inc., was to appear in a full-page advertisement in Thursday’s edition of The Courier-Journal.
McCartney, who is a vegetarian for ethical reasons, insists in the ad that Novak should improve the treatment of 750 million chickens raised annually in “factory farms” and killed in “frightening ways” for KFC restaurants, according to PETA.
Jonathan Blum, senior vice president for public affairs for Yum! Brands, said in response: “Paul McCartney is a music legend and he’s entitled to his opinion, but we think he’s misinformed. KFC is committed to the well-being and humane treatment of chickens. While PETA would prefer a world of vegetarians, most people disagree, so we think PETA should follow one of Sir Paul’s songs and just ‘Let it Be.'” [AP]
Perhaps the real answer here is a Chicken Run.
While I am typically against PETA’s extreme animal rights perspective, but the more humanely and healthily chickens are kept, the better they taste and the healthier they are to eat. I don’t know the details of this, but I am aware that the conditions at many “factory farms” are appalling.