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
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
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)