All around the world, including in India, KFC’s suppliers cram birds into huge waste-filled factories, breed them to grow so large that many can’t even walk, and often break their wings and legs. At slaughter, the birds’ throats are slit and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious.
KFC’s own animal welfare advisors have asked the company to take steps to eliminate these abuses, but KFC refuses to do so.
PETA India obtained graphic video footage documenting the following at a Venkateshwara Hatcheries farm, which supplies KFC India:
- Chickens were stuffed into extremely crowded warehouses, where they had to push and shove in order to reach their food.
- Birds were bred to grow so large so quickly that many suffered in agony when their weak legs could not support their weight.
- Barns were littered with the carcasses of chickens who died from fatal diseases.
- Many sick and injured chickens never received medical attention.
- Chickens suffered at the hands of callous workers who neglected to observe even minimum animal welfare standards.
These wretched conditions mimic the abuses found at KFC supplier farms and slaughterhouses in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
Please join Anoushka Shankar, Pundit Ravi Shankar, Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and dozens of other celebrities, scholars, authors, and world leaders in boycotting KFC until it eliminates the worst abuses that its birds suffer.