Sunday, April 26, 2009

PETA Sinks To New Low

PETA - in a moment of sublime ridiculousness - called on the Guiness Book of World Records to ignore an attempt to set the record for the world's largest chicken dance.

Yes. You read that right.

An attempt to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records at Talladega Superspeedway as part of this weekend’s NASCAR Aarons 499 activity won’t leave a bit of egg on the face of track officials

KFC is sponsoring an attempt to have at least 125,000 NASCAR fans do the ‘chicken dance’ this weekend at the largest track on the NASCAR circuit.

But the radical and often controversial animal activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is protesting the attempt and urging officials from Guinness and the Speedway to ignore the record, alleging that KFC is cruel to the chickens that ultimately find their way to the fryers.

“If this record is allowed, it could encourage other animal abusers to attempt silly feats that make a mockery of animal protection," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a letter published on the group’s website. "KFC should use its time to improve the hideous living and dying conditions of the millions of chickens who are hurt by its suppliers."

For its part, KFC denied the allegations.

“PETA is a radical animal rights group that is interested only in promoting their vegan agenda, which doesn't reflect the viewpoint of mainstream America," KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said in a statement.

And Talladega said the plans for the attempt would continue unabated.

“The plan for the Guinness Book of World Records attempt has been in the works for quite a while,” said Kristi King, Senior Director of Communications & Consumer Marketing for Talladega Tuesday. “While we had hoped to announce in a different way, we have every intention of moving forward with this quest for a new Guinness World Record at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.”

Bravo to KFC for standing up to these pricks.

Now, KFC and the other big chicken producers are no saints - with Tyson and Cargill being some of the biggest violators of US illegal alien hiring laws in the country.

But at some point even PETA must recognize that they are doing more harm than good, and that America (nor ANY country that doesn't have to) will never adopt a vegan diet. Education has done wonders, and increased the popularity of free-range chicken immensely. But that is not good enough for the "never kill anything ever" crowd. They - like all liberals - simply do not feel whole if they're not telling (or forcing) people to live life their way.

No word on whether the record was broken or not.

From: SFExaminer NASCAR

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