HomeAsshatsColonel Sanders – Mass Murderer? Colonel Sanders – Mass Murderer? Kevin January 28, 2004 Asshats 12 Comments On my way into Richmond this morning what do I see, but this billboard: Richmond, Va. – Showing Col. Sanders spattered in blood and clutching a terrified chicken in one hand and a bloody butcher knife in the other, PETA Carnival Of The Vanities - Week 71 Hello From Richmond Related Posts NYTimes Rips Israel for Bombing Gaza Media Offices, Ignores 4 Terror Leaders Inside Why Dell Sucks Today Sometimes the Answer is “Not Government” About The Author Kevin Kevin founded Wizbang in 2003. He still contributes occasionally and handles all the technical and design work for the site. 12 Comments Matthew Stinson January 29, 2004 Spoons January 29, 2004 I don’t feel I can fairly judge PETA’s claims until I’ve tasted dogs and cats prepared with 11 herbs and spices. Fritz January 29, 2004 Kids are going to LOVE that billboard! By showing a cute cartoon character stabbing a bloody chicken, PETA is going to make kids think that it is COOL to butcher animals. Here’s what my nephew would have said at 10 years old: “Look, Uncle Fritz! That man is putting a knife in that chicken’s BUTT! HA, HA, HA! That’s a crack up! HA! HA! HA!” Shortly after watching Babe, I told my 6-year-old niece that the pork chop she was eating could be Babe. She just looked at her fork and said, “Yum…Babe tastes GOOD!” Meryl Yourish January 29, 2004 I was too tired to post last night, and too angry to post about the billboard today. I’ll try for tomorrow sometime. Kevin January 29, 2004 I’d be curious to know about the billboard company that took the ad. One of the morning shows in DC (Elliot In The Morning) that is simulcast in Richmond was talking about plastering it with paintballs. I’ll keep an eye out for your post Meryl. physics geek January 29, 2004 Great. Now I’ll have to drive down a stretch of I-95 that I usually avoid just to show my wife the billboard. She won’t believe me when I tell her what PETA put up. Question: is it still a crime to deface a billboard with a little buckshot? Just curious. Skeleton Jack January 30, 2004 PETA… what a joke. Should stand for People for the Eager Truncation of Apprehension. A while back, I posted a funny mpeg of an Ford Ad run in the UK that would make PETA scream. See it here. samIam January 30, 2004 Too bad they’re so worried about dumb ole chickens. What about the poor poodles in poland, or the shepards in sweeden? See http://www.vigilancematters.com/#013004 Sean Diener February 6, 2004 If you have a problems with PETA and this billboard then contact me, since I am the person at PETA in charge of this campaign. Sean Diener [email protected] 501 Front Street Norfolk VA. 23510 1-757-622-7382 ext 1580 Salem May 1, 2004 As a student in the Richmond area, I remember having seen the sign as I was riding through town – personally I thought it was funny. Who doesn’t want to see the “beloved colonel” slaughter a chicken! As a native of the south and a supporter of fried chicken I find PETA ridiculous personally – they are assuming that the plants they shove down their gullet want to be eaten…well I don’t know, but just because an animal is all “sweet and cuddly” we’re not supposed to eat it because it’s inhumane – but what about that poor defenseless cucumber…it just doesn’t know what’s coming as you put it on your chopping board – so just because you can’t identify with a plant it’s okay to eat them – but because you identify with a fuzzy, smelly, and quite possibly gross animal (wonder what that says about your self opinion…hmmm) you are going to advocate not eating animals but support eating plants? G.W. Bush June 3, 2004 I would have to be dumb enough to be a Democrat to take PETA’s animal rights campaigns seriously. On the other hand there’s the terrorist support issue.Now where is my copy of the Patriot act? Steph September 9, 2004 The billboard is not just talking about saving the chickens and to stop eating them. Its a symbol on HOW KFC kills their chickens. There are better ways to treat these animals.