Thursday, May 05, 2005

Pam Anderson

I'm not sure if this is news, but it is interesting, none the less.

John Bitove, who used to own the Toronto Raptors and is now in some way involved in restaurant chain KFC, wants to take Pam Anderson out to dinner.

She doesn't want to go, because she is protesting KFC's treatment of its chickens. She is also member of a group of Canadians who have filed an official complaint against the junk food giant for their inhumane (whatever that means) practices.

And so this article hits the papers (you'll need to register, but thestar.com is awesome and free).

What would have been much, much better is if instead of Pammy Lee as spokesperson, the group had sent David Suzuki of Farley Mowat instead. One of those two folks might have added a little more credibility to the issue.

If you want to see what KFC does to its chickens (you'll need to be stout of heart), then go here.

And if you've watched the video and wonder, "yeah, but that's just few chickens," then it might help to know that 35 million (!) chickens are murdered in the US every day, so I think it's fair to assume that they aren't all getting humane treatment.

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