PETA’s Pothole Patch Poultry Protection Ploy runs afowl of City Staffers

Chattanooga, TN, has accepted a donation of $3,000 from KFC Corp. to help fix potholes throughout the city, but PETA has offered to double the donation in exchange for the opportunity to depict KFC as advocates of animal torture.

On Wednesday of last week, city workers were out spray painting new asphalt covering potholes repaired by the money donated by KFC Corp. The temporary chalk markings said “Re-freshed by KFC” and included the KFC logo.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), contacted the city and offered to donate double what KFC did for pothole repairs as long as the markings said “KFC Tortures Animals.”

Richard Beeland, spokesman for Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield, said the city would not accept the offer from PETA.

“We are not going to place ourselves into the middle of an argument between PETA and the KFC Corp.”

Chattanooga is not the only city that has refused PETA’s donations. Warren, Ohio, accepted donations from KFC for road repairs and also received a $6,000 counter-offer, as well as an offer to feed city workers vegetarian lunches.

Vegetarian lunches? Somehow, I don’t think a road repair crew consisting of big burly construction workers raking 180 degree asphalt in the scorching summer heat would be too interested in cucumber sandwiches and veggie sticks. A bucket of extra crispy and a cold beer on the other hand…