PETA protests against KFC in Damascus

08:00, July 23, 2010      

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Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights group, carried out a protest against the fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday.

The PETA activists condemned the KFC's way of treating birds, urging the U.S. fast-food chain to provide chicken with safer conditions.

"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," PETA's activist Jason Baker told Xinhua.

"We demand the company to take steps to eliminate these abuses and to adapt animals welfare standards," Baiker said.

PETA is the largest animal rights group in the world. Last June, the group condemned U.S. President Barack Obama's ninja-like killing of a fly during an interview with CNBC, requesting the President to show a bit more restraint next time he encounters a fly.

Source: Xinhua

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