Friday, February 22, 2008

KFC Demo in Niagara Falls

WHY: To raise public awareness of the horrific conditions KFC chickens live and die in.

WHERE: 6566 Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

WHEN: Saturday, March 1st, 2008 from 11:00am to noon.

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 or its suppliers to abuse dogs, cats, pigs, or cows in these ways.

More than 850 million chickens are killed each year for KFC’s buckets. The birds are crammed by the tens of thousands into excrement-filled sheds that stink of ammonia fumes.

Chickens’ throats are slit and the animals are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water to remove their feathers, often while they are still conscious and able to feel pain.

At a KFC "Supplier of the Year" slaughterhouse in West Virginia, workers were documented tearing the heads off live birds, spitting tobacco into their eyes, spray-painting their faces, and violently stomping on them.

A whistleblower at a Tyson slaughterhouse testified that birds intentionally were scalded to death, blown apart by makeshift firecrackers and had their legs broken by workers to fit them into slaughter-line shackles. Tyson is KFC’s number one supplier.

Here in Canada, two former employees of Brian’s Poultry Services, Ltd., based in Mildmay, Ontario, came forward with shocking eyewitness accounts of cruelty that took place during “catching” efforts on two farms where thousands of birds were violently gathered manually by workers and carried upside-down to the truck that would take them to the slaughterhouse.

The former chicken-catchers saw chickens crushed to death by heavy objects, bashed in the head, stepped on and kicked while others had their legs and wings broken and their joints dislocated. Many were left to suffer slow and agonizing deaths next to the truck.

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