KFC Canada and Peta: Hen Gassing Partnership - Part 1

Posted in General news by Little bird on the March 27th, 2009

Welfare, Rights and Profit or…

how Peta went to bed with KFC.
Part 1.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are “thrilled to announce” what it describes as an “historic new animal welfare plan,” and have officially ended its boycott of KFC Canada who have agreed to use CAK, or Controlled-Atmosphere Killing the supposedly least cruel method of bird slaughter available.

CAK works by replacing birds’ oxygen with a mixture of non poisonous inert gasses to gently put them ‘to sleep.’” The agreement by the Canadian division of Kentucky Fried Chicken involves the “purchase of 100 percent of its chickens—through a phase-in program—from suppliers that use ‘controlled-atmosphere killing’ .

The KFC/PETA bird gassing partnership agreement is not due to start for another seven years. KFC Canada has agreed to “[i]mprove its animal welfare audit criteria to reduce the number of broken bones and other injuries suffered by birds,” urge (but not require) its suppliers to make other welfare improvements, and to form an animal welfare advisory council.

KFC will allow “PETA to review its animal welfare audit forms every six months.” Peta who are a so

called major animal rights group would like us to think that we can satisfy our moral obligations to non humans by eating at KFC and other similar businesses but are in fact reinforcing the status quo of rights violations.

KFC is also expanding its product line, offering a new PETA-approved “totally cruelty-free” KFC faux-chicken sandwich, which will be handled along with KFC’s meat products and will be prepared with non-vegan mayonnaise (unless the customer asks that it be held).

So KFC will have a non-vegan option supported by PETA. People can now be “animal activists” by eating a non-vegan product at KFC and putting more money into the pockets of a corporation that effectively sells death to its customers.


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KFC Canada and Peta: Hen Gassing Partnership - Part 2

Posted in General news by Little bird on the March 27th, 2009

A Victory for Who?

How Peta went to bed with KFC.
Part 2.

This is not a victory for animal welfare but a victory for those who profit from animal cruelty, and will actually help the Canadian poultry industry to become more cost effect in killing chickens.

PETA argues that “CAK increases product quality and yield” because broken bones, bruising, and haemorrhaging are supposedly eliminated, contamination is reduced, “shelf-life of meat” is increased, and “‘more tender breast meat’” is produced.

PETA also claims that “CAK lowers labor costs” by reducing the need for certain inspections, reducing accidents, and lowering employee turnover.

CAK provides “other economic benefits” to the poultry industry by allowing producers to save money on energy costs, and by reducing by-product waste and the need to use water.

Economics win out over rights yet again.

PETA go to bed with KFC and people concerned with animal rights can now safely eat at KFC secure in the knowledge that all is ethically correct and that they have PETA’s blessings.

This approach reinforces the status of animals as nothing more than economic commodities. And it makes people feel better about animal exploitation.

There is only one solution for animal advocates who do not want their cash spent on these welfarist initiatives: do not support the welfare organisations and, instead, look out for the groups adopting a rights-based position on human-nonhuman relations.

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  • Flairline Fashions goes Fur Free - Press Release

    Posted in ALiberation Press Release by ALib on the March 25th, 2009

    Pamela Scott says
    No to Fur

    Flairline Fashions Group joins ALiberation Fur Free Shopping Program.
    Please View the Fur Free policy.

    ALiberation welcomed The Flairline Fashions Group to it’s Fur Free Shopping Program.

    The Flairline Fashions Group portfolio of stores includes Pamela Scott, Richard Alan, Lisa Perkins, Ashley Reeves and Pamela Scott Ski. All 24 outlets within the group will end all connection with animal fur.

    A campaign spearheaded by ALiberation in association with AFAR and ARAN came to happy conclusion when the Flairline Fashions Group decided to go fur free. This is a successful outcome for a campaign that at one stage also involved CAFT.

    The fur free program is for all time and includes rabbits and karakul lambs. The program began on March 1st 2009.
    The fact that no animal fur will be sold in Flairline Fashions Group

    stores throughout Ireland is a significant blow to the fur industry in this country; an industry that directly kills 170,000 animals in 6 fur farms in Ireland each year.
    Due to weak Irish laws and a Minister of Agriculture that is not fulfilling his role this caged exploitation continues today in a modern Ireland.

    The animal fur industry is built upon violating rights and the exploitation of animals.


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    Ban Irish Fur Factory Farms Campaign

    Posted in Fur News by Glô! on the March 11th, 2009

    740 Letters Sent
    This week

    740 letters were signed last 2 weeks at the ALiberation information stall (every saturday, from 2pm to 5.30pm).

    Letters were sent by registered post to the Department of Agriculture and The Labour Party today, to support a ban on Irish Fur Farms.

    It brings us to a total of 5740 letters since June 08.

    Thank you for taking the time to sign the letters on saturday!


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    ARAN Demo against Seal Hunt, 10 March 2009

    Posted in General news by Glô! on the March 6th, 2009

    Canada Seal Hunt Protest

    Like every year, Canada will once again start the mass murder of seals for their skins , in the next weeks.

    Organised by ARAN, a protest will take place outside the EU Parliament Offices, Dublin 2.

    Why the EU Parliament Offices instead of the Canadian Embassy this year? In April, EU Ministers will vote on a possible ban on all products made of Seals.

    Like this year’s ban on cat and dog fur items, a ban on seal fur and skin will affect strongly this mass murder, disguised as a “cultural” event.

    For more info::
    Read Seal Hunting :
    A summary
    The Politics of Seal Hunting
    The Canadian Propaganda

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