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.


  1. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Sometimes you need to make an impact to attract media attention - it's very simple. The treatment of animals by many multinational food companies is atrocious and I think it's great that people care enough to try and educate the public about what really happens. The girl in questions wasn't trading her dignity... you seem very naive I'm afraid!

  2. Naive, and with odd priorities.

    Why should a person be ashamed of displaying his or her body? And why put the word "unethical" in quotes? Nudity is more shameful than the torture of sentient creatures? That makes little sense.

  3. Anonymous3:45 PM

    HOw sick and immoral can we get!..and I bet these same women would get an abortion but OH lets protest the plight of a chicken. What a sad sad world this is..we kill our children but protect our chickens!

  4. You are absolutely right. I would get an abortion if I felt it was the right thing to do, and I think torturing chickens is worse.

    I believe that to be a very moral position, though it would take time to explain why, and your mind would have to be open to it, and it probably is not.

    However, why you made a leap from a person displaying their own naked body to having an abortion is quite silly.

    Have a nice day!

  5. Anonymous4:34 PM

    This is just plain sad. Getting naked for chickens. There are some people out there with waaaay too much time on their hands! Do they really think the people driving by are going to be inspired to help the cause or just pretend long enough to oggle a naked chick?(pun intended) So who's naive?

  6. Oh p.s., I was speaking only for myself. I have no idea if the protestors would have abortions or not. That anonymous made an assumption, I was only answering personally, not for any PETA representatives.

  7. Carolyn4:41 PM

    Wow It seems you let the chicken out of the bag! ROFLOL
    I think its pretty scary when we start comparing chickens to babies.
    I pray Jesus to come.

  8. Sarah5:18 PM

    Whatever you may feel that your value is in comparison to bird, Jesus made His opinion perfectly clear when He said, "Ye are of more value than many sparrows." I believe He grieves when He sees a precious soul that He made to love Him degrade itself over a chicken.

  9. Anonymous5:29 PM

    What does getting naked have to do with chickens? It's ridiculous. Dignity is still "a thing." Just because it has been down-played in our society doesn't mean it doesn't exist. These people have forfeited their dignity for the sake of a chicken. I believe that cruelty of animals is a real issue and an important one. But the way we deal with it is also important. The way this particular protest is being dealt with is offensive. I wouldn't be able to drive my kids down that street because I wouldn't want them to be forced to look at some naked, most likely hairy women and men dancing around in feathered thongs. I don't think I'm alone in this!

  10. Anonymous5:36 PM

    well I want more people to know how wonderful it is to know the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and make an impact on the world but I sure am not going to run around naked to do it? What's she educating the public about? The human body or the treatment of animals? Sounds like this woman just has no shame. I think calling this blogger naive was uncalled for and as far as her priorities, KUDOS!

  11. Wow! I didn't realize that I'd get such a response from this entry! I'm grateful for all the comments, though, even the ones that are critical.

    I-girl, I feel I do need to apologize for the word unethical being in quotes. I did read a bit of the story and watched part of a video published by PETA, and if this story is true (and I would say that about any news story, not just this one), then it is indeed appalling some of the things that are done to increase production of chicken for KFC. I'm not in favor of cruelty to animals just for the sake of cruelty.

    Having said that, though, I stand by my original post, which was about people degrading themselves for the sake of saving some chickens. I believe our dignity should be above that of animals, and public nudity is degrading. That's how I see it, and this is my blog!

    Thanks again for all the comments!

  12. Susan, thank you for your further thoughts. People can disagree about nudity and personal dignity, yet the inhumane treatment of animals shouldn't be excused - despite how one may feel about the protestors' methods!

    And you're right, this is your blog, and your opinion is the final word here! I feel the same way about my own blog.

    Good luck to you.

    And p.s. I would never protest naked. I don't have the nerve. :)

  13. I wouldn't want them to be forced to look at some naked, most likely hairy women

    What a sexist remark. First you assume the women are hairy, and you imply that if they were well shaven, you might be able to look at them more easily.

    I'm not sure, but I doubt Jesus said anything about women shaving. The women in his time were sure to be hairy, too.


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