famiLEE LEEgime chickened of 1-man KFC protest
They are unable to stop MRT train from being re-designed by artists, yet they can over-react on tiny harmless event which is completely peaceful, while on the other hand they get their own minions to stage few thousand persons protesting EMPTY subjects like Junk Food by CASE on Consumers Rights day 2008.
What kind of falsehood Chicken LEEgime is this?
Jun 10, 2010
Protestor runs afoul of law
American Edward Basse (seen here in Kota Kinabalu) had planned to don a chicken costume and hold up a placard that read: 'KFC: Stop Chicken Cruelty' outside its Bedok outlet at 11.30am on Thursday morning. -- PHOTO: PETA
AN ANIMAL rights activist's attempted protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Bedok was abruptly ended after it ran afoul of the law.
American Edward Basse had planned to don a chicken costume and hold up a placard that read: 'KFC: Stop Chicken Cruelty' outside its Bedok outlet at 11.30am on Thursday morning. But within minutes of arriving in a taxi, the 24-year-old was approached by police and advised to leave, as he did not have a valid permit to protest there.
Mr Basse, who has been a full-time campaigner for American animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) for a year, was there to protest against what his orgnisation deems as KFC's 'cruel' treatment of their chickens.
'Peta wants to raise consumer awareness about the suffering that the chickens have to endure in factory farms, which have limited space,' he told The Straits Times on Thursday.
When contacted, police confirmed the incident and added that no arrest was made. They are investigating.
Mr Basse has claimed that police officers also confiscated his costume, placard and other Peta paraphernalia from his hotel room. His assignment in Singapore was part of a worldwide Peta campaign dubbed The KFC Campaign.