Dear Mr. Bitove:
I am discouraged to hear that KFC Canada has not intervened to eliminate the abuses that birds raised and killed for KFC restaurants suffer, despite the strides that are being made by other companies. I understand that KFC Canada is still allowing its suppliers to scald chickens to death in scorching-hot water tanks and that many birds still suffer broken wings and legs because of violent treatment prior to slaughter. As a Canadian, I hope that you'll set a good example for KFC operators in the U.S. and elsewhere by stopping the worst abuses endured by the birds killed for KFC Canada's buckets. Won't you please consider setting a precedent that all other KFCs can follow? The time is ripe to do the right thing. By adopting the basic recommendations made by PETA and scientific experts (including raising birds in a more natural manner and employing less cruel slaughter methods), you could dramatically improve the lives and deaths of chickens raised and killed for KFC Canada. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely, Ryan Gosling
Props to Ryan for sticking his neck out there. He should have included a "Certificate of Annoyance" with his letter to KFC. Kudos to band Matchbox 20, as well, for canceling their concert at a rodeo, last month, citing the unnecessary cruelty towards rodeo animals.