An animal-rights group is trying to raise a stink by proposing a chicken-manure statue of Col. Harland Sanders in Corbin, Ky., where the iconic developer of Kentucky Fried Chicken opened his first restaurant in the 1930s.
City leaders want to erect a bronze statue of Sanders as part of efforts to revitalize and promote downtown.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, first wants to put up a life-size Sanders statue made of chicken feces, a representative of the group said Monday.
PETA officials say KFC's suppliers engage in inhumane treatment of the hundreds of millions of chickens the company buys each year. The statue request is an attempt to bring attention to those claims.
"Before Colonel Sanders is memorialized in bronze as planned, PETA wants to remind Corbin residents that cruelty is the main ingredient in KFC's Original Recipe," Tracy Reiman, executive vice-president of PETA, said in an e-mail to Sharae Myers, manager of Corbin's Main Street program.
The e-mail said PETA wants a city permit a put up the foul statue as a piece of public art.
Not exactly a finger-lickin' good idea, as local leaders see it.
"Anyone in their right mind knows that a statue of chicken manure is silly," Myers said.
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