The loony toons over at PETA have decided to hone in on all the bad press Flavor Flav has been getting lately by writing him a letter urging him to make his chicken restaurant vegetarian. Their argument is that chickens are the most abused animals on the planet. Here’s an excerpt from the letter via BET:
Greetings from PETA! After reading about the debacle involving employees of your fried-chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa, whose paychecks bounced, we’re writing to encourage you to bounce one more thing—cruelty—and make your restaurant vegetarian.
If you thought your roast was bad, wait until you hear how chickens who are raised to be roasted are treated! Chickens are arguably the most abused animal on the planet. In the United States, more than 8 billion chickens are killed for their flesh each year, and 90 percent of these animals spend their lives in total filth and confinement—from the moment they hatch until the day they are killed.
More chickens are raised and killed for food than all other land animals combined, yet not a single federal law protects chickens from abuse—even though two-thirds of Americans say that they would support such a law. Chickens on factory farms are bred and drugged to grow so large so quickly that their legs and organs can’t keep up, making heart attacks, organ failure, and crippling leg deformities common.
You can read the full letter over at BET but how do you feel about this? Should animals have rights? Would more people listen to or at least consider PETA’s view points more seriously if they were less opportunistic and aggressive in their approach?