Guess what?! We have scored a major victory in the Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign and are ending our boycott in Canada. The boycott will continue in other countries where KFC has restaurants, including the United States, until they follow KFC Canada's lead, so please click here to take action today!


Following seven months of closed-door negotiations between PETA and KFC Canada (which is owned by a different company than are KFC restaurants in other countries), KFC Canada has agreed to a historic new animal welfare plan that will dramatically improve the lives and deaths of millions of chickens killed for KFC Canada.

This is big news, folks!

According to its new plan, the company will take the following actions:
  • Phase in the purchasing of chickens from suppliers that use controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK) up to 100 percent—the least cruel form of poultry slaughter ever developed. KFC Canada is the first major restaurant chain to commit to phasing in the exclusive purchasing of chicken meat from CAK slaughterhouses.
  • Add a vegetarian "chicken" item to the menu of 65 percent of all Canadian KFCs. (Order it in a wrap without the mayo and it will be vegan!)
  • Improve its animal welfare audit standards to reduce the number of broken bones and other injuries suffered by birds.
  • Urge its suppliers to adopt better practices, including improved lighting, more space for birds, lower ammonia levels, and a phaseout of growth-promoting drugs and breeding practices that painfully cripple chickens.
  • Form an animal welfare advisory panel to monitor the changes and recommend further advancements.
This is an enormous victory for PETA and our supporters. We credit each and every person who has ever spoken up on this issue. However, outside Canada, KFC has not acted to stop the worst abuses of chickens. In short, PETA's KFC campaign is far from over. We will continue to pressure KFC to stop the worst abuses of chickens, like scalding birds to death, slitting their throats while they're still conscious, and drugging and breeding them to grow so large that they cripple beneath their own weight. Pledge to boycott KFC outside Canada until the chain takes action.

Please write to KFC in the U.S. using its on-line comment form urging it to make the same changes worldwide that KFC Canada has made. Please also take a moment to email info@priszm.com (KFC Canada's parent company) and thank them for raising the bar on animal welfare. And for more tips on keeping up the momentum with this campaign, visit http://www.peta2.com/takecharge/t-kfccampaign.asp.

Thanks to everyone for working so hard to support animal rights.

Sincerely,

Pulin Modi
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