Different Attack By PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has a beef with businesses that slaughter animals and put meat on the menu.  It has purchased stock in several restaurant companies and fast-food chains and is gearing up to take its animal rights philosophy directly to the shareholders.

Bruce Friedrich, PETA spokesman, said the organization will use shareholder resolutions to bring its campaign against animal cruelty “into an actual agenda, and companies will have to address it.”

The animal rights organization has been vigorously working to purchase stock in Hormel Foods, Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Denny’s, Chili’s parent company Brinker International, Outback Steakhouse and Applebee’s.   It is buying 50 percent over the minimum number of shares required to submit a shareholder resolution.

“PETA won’t be satisfied until we’re out of business,” said Tyson spokesman Ed Nicholson.  He said that the animal rights group campaigns against companies with significant brand identity because of the attention it will draw.

Source: U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

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