John E. Potter, Postmaster General and CEO U.S. Postal Service

January 10, 2007
The Honorable John E. Potter
Postmaster General and CEO
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plz. S.W. Washington, DC 20260

Dear Mr. Postmaster General:
I’m writing on behalf of my friends at PETA to ask you to deny KFC’s request that you issue a Colonel Sanders postage stamp. KFC causes rampant cruelty to animals. Honoring a man whose legacy involves breaking animals’ bones and scalding animals to death in defeathering tanks is contrary to the values of most compassionate citizens, and I hope that you’ll deny KFC’s request. How about another Elvis stamp instead?
I recently hosted a video exposé documenting the unimaginable abuse found at the factory farms and slaughterhouses of KFC’s suppliers, and I invite you to watch it: KFC’s animal welfare advisors and PETA have recommended that KFC require its suppliers to change the way they breed, gather, and slaughter birds so as to eliminate the worst abuses that these birds face, like suffering from crippling diseases and broken bones, having their throats slit, and being scalded to death while still conscious. Sadly, KFC refuses to take animal welfare seriously. Years after the company made assurances that its suppliers treat animals well, PETA documented workers in a KFC “Supplier of the Year” slaughterhouse who were slamming birds into walls, stomping on them, spray-painting their faces, spitting tobacco into their eyes, and worse. Other investigations at KFC suppliers worldwide have documented similar abuse.
I look forward to hearing back from you on this matter.
Kindest regards,
Pamela Anderson