Friday, February 08, 2008

Fried Chicken Kentucky's Official Picnic Food

Animals rights advocates are squawking at a measure that would make fried chicken Kentucky's official picnic food.

State Rep. Charles Siler is sponsoring legislation to honor the late Colonel Harland Sanders, the Kentuckian who founded the fried chicken chain that now has 11,000 restaurants in more than 80 countries.

However the animal rights group PETA claims that the chickens KFC serves are abused. PETA has been involved in a long-standing battle with KFC, and even began a push two years ago to have a bust of Colonel Sanders removed from the Kentucky Capitol. Sanders, with his white goatee and black string tie, became recognizable worldwide by marketing his fried chicken.

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