December 28, 2005
The Honorable Ernie Fletcher
Governor of Kentucky
700 Capitol Ave., Ste. 100 Frankfort, KY 40601
Dear Governor Fletcher:
I learned from my friends at PETA that your state capitol houses a large bust of Colonel Sanders. On behalf of kind people everywhere, I urge you to remove it.
As you may know, KFC is under worldwide pressure to eliminate its cruelest abuses of chickens, such as cutting the beaks off baby birds; breeding chickens to grow so large, so quickly that many suffer crippling injuries; and slitting the birds’ throats or dropping them into tanks of scalding-hot water while they are still alive and able to feel pain. Workers at one KFC “Supplier of the Year” slaughterhouse in West Virginia were documented tearing the heads off live birds, spitting tobacco into their eyes, spray-painting their faces, and slamming them on the ground.
Please watch my video at KentuckyFriedCruelty.com and join compassionate consumers in sending the message that KFC’s cruelty to chickens is unacceptable by removing the bust of Colonel Sanders from your state capitol. My PETA colleagues would happily volunteer to remove it at no cost to the state.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.