KFC official picnic food, PETA unhappy

Animal rights advocates are not happy at a measure that would make fried chicken Kentucky's official picnic food.

A legislation to assign the designation to KFC's chicken has been sponsored by state Rep. Charles Siler. This was first served by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1940.
Siler believes that the late colonel's fried chicken deserves the title because of worldwide attention and economic benefit it has brought to the state. KFC has 11,000 restaurants in more than 80 countries.
Animal rights group, PETA, is not happy with the idea, claiming that the chickens KFC serves not treated well. ''If the state legislature moves forward with this one, then they should change Kentucky's state bird from the cardinal to the debeaked, crippled, scalded, diseased, dead chicken,'' said PETA vice president, Bruce Friedrich.
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