There’s nothing that I don’t love about Malaysia: great vegan food; convenient, well-built cities and untouched jungles and forests; and a diverse and hospitable culture. But I can safely say that my trip to Malaysia last month totally sucked. If I wasn’t sitting in a cramped cage in the sweltering heat, then I was wearing a chicken or Grim Reaper costume that I could barely see out of.
As part of our on-going campaign to pressure KFC Malaysia into adopting animal welfare standards, PETA Asia-Pacific held a demonstration tour throughout the country. Not exactly my dream vacation, but it’s nothing compared to what chickens who are raised and killed for KFC’s buckets go through. Birds are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy, windowless sheds and are drugged and bred to grow so large that they often become crippled from supporting the weight of their own bodies. At slaughterhouses, birds are hung upside down, and their throats are cut while they’re still conscious. Many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
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Posted by Jason Baker