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UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF KFC
Transcript of UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF KFC
Background of the Ethical Issue
Recently KFC faced accusation from non government organizations like PETA and Greenpeace regarding unethical practices from KFC’s supply chain such as Pilgrim’s Pride and Cargill. KFC was accused of ill-treatment towards its chicken by PETA and Greenpeace blamed KFC for its role in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Due to poor wages and working conditions, employees used the chickens as a means to vent frustrations and alleviate boredom.
They twisted the bird’s heads off, spat tobacco into their eyes
and mouths, spray-painted their faces, used them as footballs and squeezed their bodies so hardthat the birds expelled faeces.
The chickens are stuffed by tens of thousands into overcrowded sheds where they hardly find space to move freely. To save space and avoid chicken hurting each other, the sensitive chickenbeaks are cut off with hot blade without giving any painkillers.Overcrowding and poor litter quality in the farms also caused painful ammonia burns on the chickens. The injured chickens received no treatment and had to bear the pain throughout theirlife.
Overcrowded farm environment
UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF KFC
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The chickens are slaughtered before they are 6 weeks old.At the slaughter house, chickens are hung upside down and transferred through conveyor belts to the killing room fully conscious. Too many chickens are dumped from the crates to the fast moving conveyor belt that caused the birds at the bottom to get suffocated.
CRUELTY IN THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE
Birds are fed genetically modified feed in order to accelerate their growth rate. As a result they suffer from ailments such as extreme obesity and fatty livers and kidneys, heart attacks and other problems.
KFC Injected Chickens with Dangerous Hormones which led to several deaths and diseases. A special case study in China.