February 02, 2005

The Company You Keep

People For the Ethical Treatment of Stephen Pagones are not amused:

The Rev. Al Sharpton will not eat at KFC and he doesn't think you should either. Starting today, Mr. Sharpton is joining forces with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to urge a boycott of KFC, which is owned by Yum Brands of Louisville, Ky. Mr. Sharpton and PETA want the fast food chain to require its chicken suppliers to put in place new standards for the treatment of the 750 million chickens they process for KFC every year in the United States. The rap mogul Russell Simmons is also joining the Sharpton campaign.

Great. Now every two-bit, Chicken Little campaign is going to want its own rap mogul.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 2, 2005 07:13 PM