What: Why did the chicken cross the road? To celebrate at KFC! Tomorrow, PETA’s dancing “chicken” will pop champagne outside KFC Baan Silom in Bangkok to toast the fast-food chain’s new and satisfying vegan popcorn chicken.
PETA has visited the branch many times since 2003, not to party but to protest—including by dressing up as zombies with signs reading, “Flesh Is Flesh. Think Vegan,” using blow-up sex dolls to point out that “animal abuse blows,” wearing heart-shaped costumes to remind everyone that “KFC breaks chicks’ hearts,” and having a bandaged “chicken” on crutches cross the road to urge KFC to stop serving the flesh of dead birds.
“After two decades of PETA protests outside KFC Baan Silom in Bangkok, we’re delighted to be heading back to the very same spot—this time to cheer KFC Thailand’s delicious vegan popcorn chicken, which launched last month and is being celebrated at the start of the country’s annual vegetarian festival,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “This is great news for the broken, bloody, and bruised chickens who are often scalded to death before their body parts are sold by the bucketful at KFC. We hope KFC recognizes that consumer demand for vegan foods will only increase and that this launch should be the first of many.”
When: Thursday, October 7, 12 p.m. sharp
Where: KFC Baan Silom (next to Thaniya Plaza Building), 64 Si Lom, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Travel by BTS—Sala Daeng Station (exit 1)
Travel by MRT—Silom Station (exit 2)
PETA’s protest will be held outside KFC Baan Silom.
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PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.