Is PETA the Sinn Fein of the animal rights movement
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Tue May 6 14:58:58 EDT 2003
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [Copyright 2003 The Chronicle Publishing Co.
The San Francisco Chronicle] by Debra J. Saunders MAY 6, 2003-IN ITS
LATEST GRAB for publicity, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
threatened to picket 'The Producers' in Los Angeles because star Jason
Alexander moonlights for Kentucky Fried Chicken. PETA has dubbed May its
'KFC Month of Action,' with the catchy slogan 'Kentucky Fried Cruelty --
We Do Chickens Wrong.'
The threat led to a meeting between Alexander and PETA top dog Ingrid
Newkirk. According to PETA spokesman Bruce Friedrich, PETA has decided not
to picket 'The Producers,' as Alexander subsequently complained to KFC
about its abusive practices.
KFC spokeswoman Bonnie Warschauer wouldn't comment other than to say,
'You'd have to talk to Jason Alexander's people' about the conversation. I
tried, but I only got as far as Alexander's publicist's assistant, who
offered no information.
PETA's Friedrich said that Newkirk discussed misinformation on the KFC Web
site, such as the company's claim that its 'guidelines and audits are
designed to manage and monitor each step of the process to ensure that all
birds are handled humanely and suffer no pain.'
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