16 August 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Karen Davis 757-678-7875

United Poultry Concerns Issues Statement Regarding Jason Alexander’s Sponsorship of KFC

Chickens Ask Jason Alexander “Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Machipongo, VA - August 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - United Poultry Concerns is calling on comedian Jason Alexander to stop shilling for KFC. Fifteen years ago in 2003, after learning how horribly the chickens are treated by Tyson Foods, the company’s supplier, Alexander left KFC in disgust.

Now, despite knowing how badly the chickens are treated, he’s back promoting KFC and, by extension, Tyson Foods, the focus of numerous undercover investigations revealing massive and relentless cruelty to chickens. See:
Investigation of Tyson Chicken Farm in Virginia Shows Workers’ Sadistic Cruelty to Chickens – Again

“Alexander’s partnership with KFC is no joke. Chickens raised by Tyson for KFC are so lame with pain they can’t walk. They go to slaughter full of diseases and are ‘washed’ in toxic chemicals. They’re housed in cesspools, tortured with electricity, and scalded – often while they are still alive and peeping,” says United Poultry Concerns president Karen Davis.

Once, Jason Alexander had a heart for the chickens and the courage to speak out. We are calling upon him to resign his post as “Col. Sanders” and, once again, man up.

For information, contact Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns at 757-678-7875 or karen@upc-online.org

KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the President and Founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia. Inducted into the National Animal Rights Hall of Fame for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Liberation, she is the author of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry and other groundbreaking books and articles.