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Activists Shame KFC in Oakland
10/04/2004
Voices for Animals led a local protest against KFC on Saturday as part of an international day of action against the large-scale chicken abuser. The activists, held signs reading "KFC Tortures Chickens" and "Boycott KFC" and were joined by a gigantic "crippled chicken."

The "crippled chicken" represented the plight of so many of the 750 million birds KFC uses each years: genetically engineered to be so top-heavy that they collapse under their own weight. Mother chickens routinely have their beaks seared off, and all are drugged with massive doses of antibiotics to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them.

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