The colonel and his minions at KFC have been on our list for years, thanks to their terrible mistreatment of animals, but this, THIS, just might seal the deal for first place in the “Worst Company Ever” awards!
News recently broke that a large percentage of the fast food giant’s famous red-and-white tubs are sourced from trees in the environmentally sacred Green Swamp in southeastern North Carolina.
According to the The Nature Conservancy, the Green Swamp “is the center of an incredibly rich assembly of plant life. Featuring a complex of longleaf pine savannas and limesink ponds bound together by thousands of acres of pocosin (a type of evergreen shrub bog), the area is home to more than 400 vascular plant species and provides habitat for animals such as red-cockaded woodpecker and black bear.”
Because this must, must, must be stopped, the Dogwood Alliance has launched “Kentucky Fried Forest”– a campaign to educate the public about KFC’s blatant disregard for this pristine habitat. In response, the company, of course, is off spewing PR mumbo-jumbo.
“KFC is as committed to the environment as we are to our food and to our customers,” says KFC spokesman Rick Maynard in an email to Wallet Pop journalist Jim Motavalli. “We are proud of the steps we have taken so far to reduce our environmental footprint and are committed as a brand to do even more in the in future. It’s an ongoing journey and we are keeping our customers informed along the way.”
Really? I mean are you really proud, Rick? Cause I bet that when you leave work for the day and think, really think, about what KFC is doing, you aren’t proud; there’s no way you could be.
To learn more about how you can do your part to stop this pure, unleaded ridiculousness, visit KentuckyFriedForests.com.