17 Nov '11, 11am

Activists 'Occupy KFC' To Prevent Destruction Of Southern Forests | Care2 Causes

Activists 'Occupy KFC' To Prevent Destruction Of Southern Forests | Care2 Causes

Capitalizing on the popularity of the Occupy Wall Street movement, environmental advocates gathered at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) locations around the world today to protest the company’s wasteful packaging practices . Protesters dressed as Colonel Sanders and various woodland creatures made appearances at over 150 KFC restaurants across the country and various locations in Europe to deliver a simple message:“Stop destroying Southern forests for your throwaway packaging.” Store managers were handed this letter to explain the action and what they could do to help. According to Dogwood Alliance, which started the ongoing campaign against the fried chicken vendor, the iconic KFC bucket and other KFC paper packaging comes from critical wetland forests and some of the last remaining special places on the southeastern coast. “Today, we stepped it up a level and hundreds of con...

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