Pamela Anderson's KFC complaint

2008-06-13 11:31
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Pamela Anderson's KFC complaint


Pamela Anderson, a cast member in "Superhero Movie," arrives at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, March 27, 2008. [Agencies]

Pamela Anderson has written to fast food chain KFC over the treatment of chickens on their supplier's farms. The former 'Baywatch' actress - who is no stranger to campaigning against cruelty to animals - teamed up with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Europe while she is in London, England, to send the letter to Martin Shuker, the Managing Director of KFC in the UK. In the letter, Pammie - who has been working with PETA against KFC for the last three years - wrote: "My friends at PETA Europe and I have a bone to pick with KFC over the treatment of birds on your supplier's factory farms. "Chickens are bred to grow so quickly they can barely walk and they stew in their own waste for their entire lives. This is Colonel Sanders' real 'secret recipe'.

At slaughter, these poor animals are still conscious when they are snapped into metal shackles, often with broken legs. "They are shocked in an electrified water bath and many are still fully conscious when their necks are sliced open. Some are even burned to death in the scalding tank for feather removal." Pammie also referred to how KFC in Canada have changed their policies since receiving her letter of complaint and she has asked the British branches to consider doing the same.

She continued: "Last week, KFC Canada agreed to improve living and dying conditions for chickens and to add a vegetarian faux chicken to their menu in all their biggest markets, representing about eighty per cent of Canadian KFCs. Won't you follow their lead? "Until I hear from PETA that you will be agreeing to make changes similar to those agreed to by KFC Canada - and recommended by KFC's own animal welfare advisors - I will be boycotting KFC and encouraging everyone to watch my video expose at" Pamela is currently in London to co-host talk show 'The Sunday Night Project' with Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr.