PETA Isn’t Finger Lickin’ Good

In news much more amusing to us than a hockey player getting his neck cut during a game, PETA is opposing a recent proposed bill in Kentucky that would name KFC as the state’s “Offical Picnic Food.”

Proposed by State Representative Charles Siler, the bill is aimed to recognize that KFC has brought worldwide attention and economic benefit to the state since first served by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1940. Today the chain has 11,000 restaurants in 80 countries.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals opposes the legislation, to no surprise (they also have tried to have a bust of Col. Sanders removed from the state capital). 

“If the state legislature moves forward with this one, then they should change Kentucky’s state bird from the cardinal to the debeaked, crippled, scalded, diseased, dead chicken,” said Bruce Friedrich, PETA vice president.

Personally, I’m not sure what the big hang up is–it’s not like treating the chickens more humanely (think about that word for a second…) is going to make the chicken taste any better (or worse, depending on your opinion). 

Maybe PETA would be happier if they were named the “Official Radical Animal Loving and Terrorist Group Supporting Organization with Questionable Marketing Techniques” of the state?  (by the way, that second link isn’t appropriate for work, or for kids under 18, because PETA is all about treating animals nicer, even if a few women have to degrade themselves along the way.  And if you’re going to watch it, you can turn the sound off, and ignore her comment about “being back with more”–she isn’t).

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3 Responses to “PETA Isn’t Finger Lickin’ Good”

  • Manlyweb Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Just discovered that PETA did the whole ‘State of the Union Undress’ in 2007 too. Frankly, I think we like the 2007 video better, although you can’t turn the sound off there. And we wonder if thousands of men really agreed with Pamela Anderson, or just wanted to see her naked…

  • SirWhoopass Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    They boast of their accomplishments with Denny’s regarding circus animals. So, sponsoring a venue where animals entertain people is bad. Serving a huge pile of grilled animals in a breakfast skillet is fine?

  • Manlyweb Says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Apparently as long as those animals were allowed to roam free during their lives, it’s ok. That, or maybe they backed off Denny’s because they don’t want to mess with Pauly Walnuts–can you believe he sold his soul to Denny’s for some ads?

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