Saturday, August 27, 2005
PETA Protests Treatment of Chickens
Yesterday in Vancouver, People for the Ethcial Treatment of Animals (PETA) sponsored a protest in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant over KFC's "unethical" treatment of animals. It seems that this protest was quite unique in that the protestors wore nothing but chicken-feather G-strings. Yep. You read that right. This morning we were listening to the radio, and they were interviewing one of the protestors for the local news. She was quite an earnest woman, very concerned that chickens be treated well, but this is what amazed me. She said that any embarrassment she might experience by being naked was nothing to her if she could make a difference in the way KFC treats chickens. What kind of messed-up thinking is that? To sell your modesty to save a chicken? I'm afraid I don't quite understand that level of commitment . . . for chickens. Well, not just for chickens, but for any cause. Good grief! What a sad state our society has come to, with women caring more for animals than for their own dignity.