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Animal rights group protests Bangkok fast food restaurant chains


Animal rights group protests Bangkok fast food restaurant chains

An animal rights group carried out a protest in a busy Bangkok business district last Thursday to support the humane treatment of battery fed chickens.
The group, called the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), protested what they described as abuse of the animals by famous fast food restaurant chains. The restaurants, which have branches in many countries, were blamed by the group for abusing chickens in the production process.
Three naked rubber dolls, placed in front of a fast food restaurant in Silom Road, were used to represent chickens mistreated by the restaurant companies.
PETA activist Chalee Yant said more than one billion chickens were raised in harsh conditions in Thailand each year before being sent off to be brutally slaughtered. The Chickens are handicapped and force fed to become overweight, and are then scalded to death in superheated water.
“We’ve launched the same protests about 10,000 times across the world and we succeeded to push for more humane measures in raising and killing chickens in Canada. We will continue to protest and hope for the same response from other countries,” Chalee said.
He said he hoped customers would stop patronising the restaurants until they improved the conditions for the chickens and introduced a more humane method of slaughter. (TNA)


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