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Pamela Anderson Wants to Meet KFC Heads

October 27, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) _ Pamela Anderson wants to meet with the chief executive officer of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s parent company to discuss what she calls ``reasonable, positive changes for KFC’s chickens.″

The former star of ``Baywatch″ and ``V.I.P.″ faxed a letter Monday to David Novak of Yum! Brands Inc., asking to talk about animal-welfare guidelines that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is recommending.

Anderson, a spokeswoman for the animal-rights group, called for a boycott of the fast-food chain a few weeks ago. NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Paul McCartney also have joined the PETA-led criticism of the company.

``I must admit from the outset that I can’t understand why a company that claims to care about animal welfare would continue to allow chickens to be bred and drugged to be so top-heavy that they can barely walk, to be gathered in a manner that breaks their wings and beaks, and to be scalded to death or drowned in feather-removal tanks,″ she wrote in the letter, which PETA released.

KFC spokeswoman Bonnie Warschauer said Monday that executives with Yum! Brands hadn’t seen the letter, and she declined comment on Anderson’s request.

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