The pink buckets at KFC represent the teaming efforts between the nefarious fast-food chicken chain and Susan G. Komen. Promoting “Susan G. Komen for the Cure," the pink buckets, that contain an unhealthy amount of fried factory-farmed chicken parts, will contribute .50 cents per sell to breast cancer prevention funds. KFC has already donated $1.7 million toward their goal of $8 million. Is this ethical or ironic?
KFC, a.k.a Killing Friendly Chickens, a.ka. Krusty Fat Chicks, a.k.a. Kentucky Fried Cruelty and also known for their traditional name, Kentucky Fried Chicken, are always making marketing decisions to promote health or the environment that don't add up.
Not that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign is fraudulent. It's just odd considering the money is coming from something that is unhealthy enough to lead to fatal complications in one's health. Whether a bucket of fried chicken is eaten once a month or not, it still contains 3 or 4 dead, abused chickens to make just 1 unhealthy bucket.
There may not be a link between fried chicken and breast cancer, but there is a serious, well-known connection between eating buckets of fatty, fried chicken parts that leads to being overweight, having clogged arteries, rising blood pressure, dangerous ingestions of toxins and hormones, and then some.
Animal rights activists are questioning whether the violent treatment and massacring of KFC's farmed chickens should then be put towards a good cause. Numerous reports and studies have revealed the mistreatment and disgusting habitat that farmed chickens are raised in, making the promotion of that to save lives unethical. Check out Kentucky Fried Cruelty online for resources on this.
Mistreatment of animals doesn't make the campaign okay, despite the millions of dollars. Breast cancer funds can be raised without sacrificing the integrity of life, animal, human, whatever. KFC is obviously trying to bolster their reputation, which doesn't reflect health or environmental awareness.
The buckets being sold for this campaign are made from trees. KFC's plan to use more post-consumer material comes up flat. Their own website reveals the minimal use of recycled material. Fast-food packaging takes 15 percent of landfills.
It's time for consumers to smarten up and donate the money they were going to spend on a bucket of dead chickens to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Cook up something healthy at home and start living a more proactive, thoughtful life.
Written by Amy Munday
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