Kentucky Fried Cruelty is a PETA campaign against what they claim are abusive practices by Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).

According to the website:

KFC suppliers cram birds into huge waste-filled factories, breed and drug them to grow so large that they can’t even walk, and often break their wings and legs. At slaughter, the birds’ throats are slit and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious. It would be illegal for KFC to abuse dogs, cats, pigs, or cows in these ways.

The Animal Welfare Act (Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966, P.L. 89-544) has some levels of protection for those animals, but not for birds.

A three-part BBC documentary called The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop began airing on March 18, 2015, which shows how chickens used by KFC are being treated.

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