Smashing Pumpkins: the Latest to Boycott KFC

Posted on by PETA

Back in 1988, when Smashing Pumpkins first got together, they probably had no idea what success was in store for their new band. They’ve sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, taken home a Grammy and MTV’s Video of the Year Award, and they recently wrapped a massive national tour in honor of their 20th anniversary.

Now, founding members Billy Corgan and former drummer Jimmy Chamberlin have joined the growing list of compassionate musicians who have teamed up with PETA to help KFC’s chickens. Both Billy and Jimmy recently signed our petition against fast-food giant KFC because they want to help end the suffering of chickens at the hands of KFC’s suppliers.

Every year, approximately 850 million chickens are tortured and killed for KFC. These sensitive, intelligent birds are crammed by the tens of thousands into crowded, waste-filled sheds, where they spend their entire miserable lives. At the slaughterhouse, these gentle birds are hung upside-down with their legs in metal shackles while their throats are cut. They are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious.

Both Billy and Jimmy recently stood up for the chickens suffering at the hands of KFC’s suppliers by signing a peta2 US petition against fast-food giant KFC. Want to do your part for KFC chickens? Vote with your dollar and boycott KFC.

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