PETA Protests McCruel Chicken Slaughter
Group boycotts fast food chains that use shocked poultry
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2009 2:15 AM CST
Chickens huddle in their cages at an egg processing plant in California. American farms shock chickens before beheading them, a method PETA calls inhumane.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – After years of KFC boycotts, PETA will once again picket McDonald's in a bid to trigger a change in the way chickens are slaughtered in the US. American farms usually shock chickens before beheading them, a method the animal rights group calls inhumane. PETA prefers the European method, which involves gassing animals, reports the Chicago Tribune. McDonald's studies say neither method is better. US farms would have to shell out big bucks to shift to gas technology.