Back in 1988, when Smashing Pumpkins first got together, they probably had no idea what success was in store for their new band. They've sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, taken home a Grammy and MTV's Video of the Year Award, and they recently wrapped a massive national tour in honor of their 20th anniversary. Now, founding members Billy Corgan and former drummer Jimmy Chamberlin have joined the growing list of compassionate musicians who have teamed up with PETA to help KFC's chickens. Both Billy and Jimmy recently signed our petition against fast-food giant KFC because they want to help end the suffering of chickens at the hands of KFC's suppliers.
Every year, nearly 1 billion chickens are tortured and killed for KFC. These sensitive, intelligent birds are crammed by the tens of thousands into crowded, waste-filled sheds, where they spend their entire miserable lives. Baby chicks' beaks are cut off, and the birds are bred to grow so large that their bodies can't support their own weight, causing them to become crippled and to suffer from broken bones. At the slaughterhouse, these gentle birds are hung upside-down with their legs in metal shackles while their throats are cut. They are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious.
We've asked KFC to make simple changes to improve the lives of these birds, but so far, our requests in the U.S. have been ignored. Chickens need your help today!
Please join Billy and Jimmy in the fight to help chickens. Pledge to boycott KFC by signing the petition below today!
Sign This Petition
Full Petition Text:
There is no excuse for the way that KFC treats millions of gentle birds raised and killed for its restaurants every year, especially now that the company that coordinates the purchasing of chickens for KFCs in Canada is implementing a historic animal welfare plan. I pledge to boycott KFC until it adopts strict animal welfare guidelines to prevent its suppliers' worst abuses of chickens raised and killed for all KFC restaurants.
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