Pink kicks KFC
09:30 17 April 2006
Pop star Pink is spearheading a new campaign against KFC.
The outspoken singer has launched a global petition drive - called 'Kick the [KFC] Bucket' - for animal rights group PETA, which claims the fast-food chain abuses chickens.
She says on her website, PinksPage.com: "PETA is simply asking KFC to modernise its methods and stop boiling birds alive in the de-feathering tank and stop pumping them so full of growth drugs that they cripple under their own weight."
Pink isn't the first star to speak out against Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Former 'Baywatch' babe Pamela Anderson recently campaigned to get a statue of the chain's founder Colonel Sanders removed from Kentucky.
The furious actress penned a letter to the governor of the state, asking the monument be taken down.
She wrote: "The bust of Colonel Sanders stands as a monument to cruelty and has no place in the Kentucky State Capitol.
"The chickens are bred and drugged so quickly that many become crippled under their own weight."
The Beastie Boys and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons have also slammed KFC over its treatment of chickens.
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