(Logan, Utah) John Ray posts a report of a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protest that backfired. KFC realized a significant increase in business when the PETA crowd was outside complaining about unhappy chickens.
A protest against the manner in which chickens are slaughtered for fast-food chain KFC drew additional customers rather than drive them away from the local outlet in this northern Utah city.
I love chicken
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest against KFC drew 10 sympathetic people, including someone dressed in a chicken costume, on Monday. But at one point, around lunchtime, more than 30 people stood in line to order chicken to eat.
"I think there's a place in this world for all of God's creations ... right next to the mashed potatoes," said Rusty Smith, a KFC customer who sat on a patch of grass outside the restaurant with a group of co-workers, watching the protest.
and, frankly, I couldn't care less how they are slaughtered. I probably need some sort of chicken sensitivity training. Unfortunately, it will have to wait for me to finish my sensitivity training for the Patagonian toothfish, the desert tortoise, the Great White Shark, the Preble's deer mouse, and the Norwegian gray rat.