Remembering Sheena

Stop Animal Abuse in Malaysia.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Don't Buy Kentucky Fried Chicken

PETA Asia will be holding a series of demonstrations against KFC in Malaysia and we need your help! Join us in protest against KFC’s refusal to eliminate the worst abuses that chickens suffer in the factory farms and slaughterhouses of its suppliers, including crippling injuries because of cruel breeding practices and the overuse of drugs, having their throats slit while they are still conscious, and being dunked into tanks of scalding-hot water while they are still alive and able to feel pain.

Protests will be held as follows:

· Kota Kinabalu (first time!) – Sunday 28 Feb 2010

· Penang – Thursday 4 Mar 2010

· Kuala Lumpur – Saturday 6 Mar 2010

We need your help to make these demos successful! Please contact me if you’re able to help in any of the following ways or know someone who can:

· We need a volunteer who speaks Bahasa Malay to attend each demo. The volunteer would be assisting us in speaking to the public and the media. If you’re not comfortable speaking to the media, we’d love to have you help by passing out leaflets.

· We need volunteers to demonstrate in costumes, hold signs, or pose in cages, at each demo.

· We need volunteers who can make follow-up calls in Malay to media outlets. The calls need to be done on the afternoon before and/or the morning of the demo. The calls are very simple and are just intended to verify that the media outlet has received our news release. We are grateful for any help with media calls—even five calls can make a big difference!

· We need volunteers who can translate our news releases from English to Malay. This would need to be done a week before the demo.

· We need a volunteer who can check out KFC locations in Kota Kinabalu and Penang before we arrive to make sure that they are suitable for demos.

· We need volunteers in Penang and Kota Kinabalu to help us compile a media list of local newspapers, TV stations, and radio stations so we can ensure our events get maximum media attention.

Why is PETA Asia-Pacific targeting KFC Malaysia? Each year, hundreds of millions of chickens raised and killed each year for KFC Malaysia are tortured for their entire abbreviated lives. They are drugged and bred to grow so large that many become crippled under the weight of their massive upper bodies.

Many have their throats slit while they are still conscious and are scalded to death in defeathering tanks. KFC Malaysia has ignored the recommendations of animal welfare advisory panel for years. For more information, click on the following link: kentuckyfriedcruelty.com

If you’d like to volunteer, please email me at EdwardB@PETAAsiaPacific.com.

For all animals,

Edward Basse

Activist Liaison

PETA Asia-Pacific