by MPD
Categories: Eats.

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

  • Melissa

    Of course they’re going to say that they’re proud…

    Can’t say that I’m at all surprised that a major fast-food chain is destroying the environment. In fact, I’m more surprised that this story is just coming out now. :)

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  • Celebeuty

    awful company

  • Lisa Borden

    Not to mention their Buckets for the Cure campaign with Susan G. Komen — horrific “pinkwashing” –>

  • Whoever…

    Why the big surprise!?

    The owners of companies like this one only care about one thing – profit!
    If they have to destroy nature or kill humans to do it it’s fine with them.

    And we are all to blame for this because we either believe in all the crap they tell us or we simply protest peacefully against them, which changes nothing!

    There’s no more time to be peaceful and patient – in case people haven’t realized yet this is war; it’s us the people against them the Illuminati. Call me crazy and a conspiracy theory nut but the fact is that we’re all slaves and they know it and use us as they see fit because we don’t fight back as ‘one’.

    If you really want to know the truth, start by investigating ‘the bilderberg group’ which is only the tip of the iceberg.
    Then watch these documentaries –

    I also recommend the following documentaries by Michael Moore – ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ and ‘Fahrenheit 9/11′.

    If these won’t open your eyes nothing will and you’re just one more zombie among billions!!!

    Time is running out whether you believe it or not…

    • Michael Parrish DuDell

      Whoever – We disagree on this one. Opening one’s eyes and declaring “war” are two very different things. Anger and rage only creates short-term results, if that! Patience, peace and cleverness wins the long-term battle every time.

      • Whoever…

        Michael, I agree with you that we completely disagree on this issue.

        I’m all for patience and peace in the beginning of things but when that doesn’t work (and most of the times it doesn’t otherwise the planet wouldn’t be as ‘effed’ as it is) harsher methods must be used.

        The day you see an animal contorting in pain because (s)he was tortured and all you want to do is end his/her misery as quickly and as ‘humanely’ as possible then we should have this ‘talk’ again.
        I’ll give you just one example – a while ago a dog in agony was brought to us to the local shelter where I volunteer. His muzzle and front paws were covered in blood – he was trying to breathe and couldn’t because there was something in his throat and therefore he was trying to get it out with his paws; we anesthetized him and quickly realized his tongue had been perforated and cut with a sharp object by someone and that was why he had a very hard time breathing; he was beyond treatment and we had to euthanize him.

        Now tell me – if I had the monster that did this to him in front of me what do you think I should have done? Reasoned with him? Explained to him that what he had done was a monstrosity and that the dog suffered hell for I don’t know how long!? Peace and patience… yeah right!

        With all due respect you’re more like Greenpeace and I’m more like Sea Shepherd and ALF.
        Who actually gets the job done? Greenpeace has done nothing effectively (banners are a joke) to prevent whaling, for instance, but SS has and obviously their methods involve some sort of violence (isn’t their show called ‘Whale WARS’?). Too bad we don’t have such organizations in my country!

        It all boils down to this – either one believes humans are superior to animals and therefore I understand (although I don’t agree with it) when people feel things should be dealt with patience, peace and hard work, or one believes animals’ lives are as important as humans’ and thus approves the use of all methods necessary to stop their murder.

        Whether you like it or not this IS war – we’re fighting for the same thing but we’re in opposite places…

        I’m not saying we should go out and start killing animal eaters, but sometimes blowing up an animal test lab (without hurting anyone) is the best way to make them understand we mean business and that we’re not giving up!

        By the way, and please don’t get me wrong, this is the second time you address me on this issue but interestingly I’ve never seen anyone from Ecorazzi ever addressing the pro-whalers and anti-activists who spread hatred and insults here on Ecorazzi. Isn’t that violence as well? I’m just saying…

  • kelly

    Lots of corps will get involved in pinkwashing because THEY THEMSELVES continue to think they are using safe raw ingredients for their foods and products. Time to educate and put a stop to pinkwashing! KFC won’t be the last.