KFC, one of the largest retailers of chicken flesh in the world, touts Perdue as a KFC supplier and even links to the Perdue site on its “About KFC” page. Workers at the Perdue slaughter plant in Showell, Maryland, told our investigator that the same facility supplied KFC, and a Perdue public relations official confirmed that connection. However, in a news story published on October 28, 2004, KFC denied that it buys chicken meat from Perdue’s Showell plant.
This investigation comes on the heels of an earlier investigation at Pilgrim’s Pride, another KFC supplier. Details on that investigation can be found here. For other KFC-related investigations, please click here.
Even after being exposed time and again, neither KFC nor its suppliers are taking animal cruelty seriously.