Associated Press Writer

INDIANAPOLIS - An animal rights group figures if KFC can use fire extinguishers to promote its chicken in Indianapolis, it should be able to denounce cruelty to the birds on city fire trucks.

People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals made the $7,500 offer in a letter to Mayor Greg Ballard after the fast-food chain announced a deal this week to help pay for fire extinguishers and smoke detectors for the city in exchange for advertising on them.

The ad proposed by PETA shows a plucked and scalded chicken alongside the taglines "Chickens Are Burned To Death At KFC" and "Boycott Cruelty." PETA claims many KFC chickens are scalded to death during processing at the slaughterhouse.

A spokeswoman for the mayor questions the propriety of placing advertising on public safety vehicles.

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Ralph, I'm guessing this will soon be on CNN.
Thank goodness we have dedicated individuals involved with the FFN that truly give a cluck. CBz

Hey I didn't know KFCs chicken was that fresh.
You know, I heard that PETA (I think in CO) tried to stop hunters once and bought a bunch of vest to put on Deer. Well needless to say, hunters had a GREAT year of hunting that year cause they where so easy to find. I don't know all the details on it, just 2nd hand information. I wish they would do that here though.

PETA needs to just go away and leave America alone.
Where do you draw the line and do you open yourself up for a lawsuit. Hey you won't let me advertise but hey they can??? hmmmm

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