Ed Driscoll


WE WEREN’T PLANNING TO EAT THERE…now we’re really not coming in! PETA, who never saw a PR stunt they didn’t like, is boycotting Kentucky Fried Chicken. James Taranto writes:

“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Monday it is launching a boycott against KFC because of alleged animal-rights abuses by the chain of fried-chicken restaurants,” the Associated Press reports. PETA’s Web site devoted to the boycott declares that “chickens are inquisitive and interesting animals and are thought to be at least as intelligent as dogs or cats.” Well, whatever. Does PETA really think its boycott is going to be effective? After all, how many animal-rights nuts chow down on Original Recipe drumsticks anyway? Besides, if chickens were so intelligent, they’d cross the road to get away from Colonel Sanders.

How do you protest a restaurant whose food you wouldn’t eat in the first place?