KFC Accidentally Tries to Buy Building From PETA

PETA hates KFC. KFC, presumably hates PETA. Who knew it would destroy a real estate deal?

From the New York Times:

    The real estate department of Yum Brands made a $1 million offer this month for property on the corner of Monticello Avenue and 20th Street, on the fringes of downtown Norfolk. Unbeknownst to Yum, the property was owned by the PETA Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides support services for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as PETA.

    The animal rights group has been engaged in a campaign against KFC, the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain owned by Yum Brands. The campaign, called Kentucky Fried Cruelty, has sought to force the chain to adopt more stringent animal welfare guidelines.

PETA said KFC could have the building for free…provided “KFC requires its chicken suppliers to adopt the recommendations made by members of its own animal Welfare Advisory Council on March 11, 2005.” KFC replied that they don’t do business with “corporate terrorists.” —MEGHANN MARCO

Even Free, the Price Wasn’t Right [New York Times]