A Celebration in Honor of Wade's World Foundation - September 10, 2009
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Sports
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Photo: PR Photos

KFC is taking full advantage of the NBA lockout and asking their former employee, now NBA player, Dwyane Wade to come back to work as an Honorary Captain.

Wade worked at KFC during his teenage years and while the company is offering to pay Wade in money that will go straight to charity, PETA is asking Wade to turn down the offer.

Michelle Cho from PETA wrote, “While defenders know that ‘broken ankles’ are a risk with your crossovers on the court, chickens killed for KFC often have their fragile legs broken when they are slammed into metal shackles, among other horrifying abuses.”

PETA doesn’t stop there. Not only do they want him to turn down the job promoting KFC’s cruel products, they also want him to ask the company to improve conditions for the hens. PETA wrote in their letter to Wade, “After learning about this abuse, will you take a stand for chickens by urging KFC to require its suppliers to use a less cruel slaughter method?”

Wade could have some powerful influence over the company considering how much they seem to pride themselves on having him as a former employee. Fingers crossed the athlete will use his connections to convince KFC to change the way they do business.

Via PETA

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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