While KFC and PETA continue their showdown over animal cruelty practices and non-vegan menu offerings around the world, the situation in Canada could not be any more different. There — where rainbows are a daily occurrence and everyone gets a hug on the street — PETA and KFC have reconciled and embraced a future of working together. It’s gotten so odd that KFC is even catering the wedding of two vegan PETA members getting married this week in Toronto.
Who would have called that a year ago?
According to the National Post, vegan PETA member Alex Bury and her fiancé Jack Norris are set to say their vows on Sept. 11, where guests will be invited afterward to feast on platters of the restaurant’s new soy-based, mock-chicken Classic Vegetarian Sandwich.
As we all know by now, the new sandwhich came as a result of PETA reaching an agreement with the fast-food chain over the conditions of raising and killing the chickens used in their meals. A small amount of controversy erupted later after it was found that the vegetarian sandwiches were being fried in the same oil as their meaty counterparts.
All we can say is — good luck to the new couple! And enjoy those soy burgers!