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[SU The Daily Orange]
The Syracuse Animal Rights Organization held a public protest against
Syracuse University's support of KFC Corp. Monday afternoon. The
protest focused on improving KFC's treatment of chickens and removing
the restaurant chain's presence on campus.
Student representatives and community volunteers of the group,
including one individual dressed as a bright yellow bird, demonstrated
outside Kimmel Hall, home to a campus KFC. Members of SARO colored the
sidewalk with chalk messages against KFC and collected student
signatures and e-mail addresses to form a petition against the
"We are asking (KFC) to adopt some minimum animal welfare guidelines
that they so far have refused to listen to," said Amber Coon, campaign
coordinator of SARO. "So we're hoping that (by) getting on campus and
getting around ? that KFC will have to choose between listening to
their customers and listening to the fact that animals feel pain and
need to be treated well, or they're not going to do business anymore."
"I agree with what they're doing, but I'm really not a big fan of
PETA," said Mark Carey, a junior illustration and computer science
Carey took one of the fliers produced by People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals that SARO was passing out, but he did not put his
name on the petition.
Ethan Young, a junior in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public
Communications, signed SARO's list.
"I think it's a good cause," he said. "I'm usually not on the side of
PETA, but this sounds like a pretty reasonable cause. They bring up a
good point: We wouldn't do this to dogs and cats ... I agree with it
on that end."
SARO, along with members of PETA, will be on campus today for another
protest outside Kimmel.
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