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Serj Tankian Signs New KFC Petition!

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Serj Tankian—solo artist and lead singer of System of a Down—signed our petition against fast-food giant KFC because he wants to help end the horrible suffering of chickens at the hands of KFC's suppliers.

Serj and others—including Fall Out Boy, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Rise Against—have all spoken out about the dreadful conditions found in KFC's suppliers' slaughterhouses. Every year, KFC's nearly 1 billion chickens are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds, and their throats are cut while the birds are still conscious and able to feel fear and pain. Some birds end up being scalded to death in feather-removal tanks. The company's own animal welfare advisors asked the company to make changes, but KFC refused.

Many people don't realize that chickens are as intelligent as cats and dogs. Chickens recognize each other's facial expressions, and they nurture their young. If KFC's executives did to cats and dogs what KFC's suppliers do to chickens, KFC's execs could be arrested on felony cruelty-to-animals charges!

During PETA's undercover investigation, workers at a KFC "Supplier of the Year" slaughterhouse were documented throwing chickens against the wall, spitting tobacco in their eyes, spray-painting their faces, and even ripping the heads off live birds!

Take Serj's lead and sign the petition below. Nearly 1 billion chickens are killed every year for KFC, and these animals need your help now!

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Full Petition Text: 

Each year, roughly 1 billion chickens raised for KFC suffer from extremely crowded conditions, crippling bone and joint problems resulting from top-heavy breeding, callous handling, inhumane slaughter techniques, and shortened life spans. Because chickens are intelligent and sensitive animals with strong social bonds, I urge David Novak and KFC to address these issues with urgency and negotiate with PETA to improve the lives of these animals.

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