Chicken protester is given a battering

This Is Wiltshire: Olly Tyler during his protest outside KFC in Trowbridge on Saturday afternoon Olly Tyler during his protest outside KFC in Trowbridge on Saturday afternoon

A teenage animal welfare activist protested outside KFC in Trowbridge for seven hours on Saturday, dressed as a giant chicken.

Olly Tyler, 16, of West-wood, was protesting at what he believes are the poor conditions factory hens are kept in.

He used the £600 custom-made suit to attract attention, holding a placard and handing out flyers. Olly, a volunteer for Oxfam, said: “It was good, but it was long; seven hours stood in the same place.

“I had a lot of people beeping their horns and smiling, but I did get two chicken thighs thrown at me and a bottle of water, which wasn’t great.

“People still went in KFC, but lots of people saw my sign, which was good.

“A few people came up to me. Somebody gave me an umbrella and somebody gave me a massive chocolate bar and a drink. McDonald’s offered me a free meal, which I couldn’t accept.”

On the whole, the former John of Gaunt pupil thought his protest was a success and is now considering another protest around the Christmas period.

A KFC spokesman said: “At KFC, we are committed to poultry welfare and we use only reputable suppliers, that are the same as the UK’s leading supermarkets and restaurants, which meet or exceed UK and EU regulations on quality and welfare. “We regularly audit their performance, to ensure standards are consistently met, and last year we became the first quick service restaurant to gain Red Tractor certification. This means that all our Original Recipe chicken on the bone is sourced from Red Tractor certified British suppliers.” Although originally planning to to protest on Sunday as well, Olly felt unwell, so was unable to appear.

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7:17pm Sat 20 Oct 12

williethepimp says...

Perhaps Olly should buy dog costume and stand in front of the Kebab House in Castle St.
Perhaps Olly should buy dog costume and stand in front of the Kebab House in Castle St. williethepimp

7:33pm Sat 20 Oct 12

OhThisIsFun says...

Or maybe you imbeciles should grow up and educate yourself.
Or maybe you imbeciles should grow up and educate yourself. OhThisIsFun

8:19pm Sat 20 Oct 12

beetawix says...

KFC said ....This means that all our Original Recipe chicken on the bone is sourced from Red Tractor certified British suppliers......

You've got to admire their source.
KFC said ....This means that all our Original Recipe chicken on the bone is sourced from Red Tractor certified British suppliers...... You've got to admire their source. beetawix

7:51am Sun 21 Oct 12

trelawney says...

He was unwell on the Sunday..!

You just cannot make this sort of stuff up, everytime my vegetarian daughter is under the weather, I tell her she needs a rare steak...it is what we humans do!

Do your self a favour son, get in there and do a bargain bucket.......it will do you the world of good.....!
He was unwell on the Sunday..! You just cannot make this sort of stuff up, everytime my vegetarian daughter is under the weather, I tell her she needs a rare steak...it is what we humans do! Do your self a favour son, get in there and do a bargain bucket.......it will do you the world of good.....! trelawney

8:52am Sun 21 Oct 12

seanduggs says...

so where is the proof of KFC cruelty
or is this kid working for McDonald's

??
so where is the proof of KFC cruelty or is this kid working for McDonald's ?? seanduggs

12:36pm Sun 21 Oct 12

18Years says...

seanduggs wrote:
so where is the proof of KFC cruelty or is this kid working for McDonald's ??
Search it on YouTube, you'll find all the proof you need. I've never eaten KFC because of the horrific abuse their chickens suffer. And @Trelawney just because he won't eat at KFC doesnt necessarily mean he doesn't eat meat. I love chicken but I make sure it's free range, not battery farmed like KFCs is, which is why he was protesting.
[quote][p][bold]seanduggs[/bold] wrote: so where is the proof of KFC cruelty or is this kid working for McDonald's ??[/p][/quote]Search it on YouTube, you'll find all the proof you need. I've never eaten KFC because of the horrific abuse their chickens suffer. And @Trelawney just because he won't eat at KFC doesnt necessarily mean he doesn't eat meat. I love chicken but I make sure it's free range, not battery farmed like KFCs is, which is why he was protesting. 18Years

2:13pm Sun 21 Oct 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

18Years wrote:
seanduggs wrote:
so where is the proof of KFC cruelty or is this kid working for McDonald's ??
Search it on YouTube, you'll find all the proof you need. I've never eaten KFC because of the horrific abuse their chickens suffer. And @Trelawney just because he won't eat at KFC doesnt necessarily mean he doesn't eat meat. I love chicken but I make sure it's free range, not battery farmed like KFCs is, which is why he was protesting.
I daresay you can find "proof" for any argument on the tinternet.
[quote][p][bold]18Years[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seanduggs[/bold] wrote: so where is the proof of KFC cruelty or is this kid working for McDonald's ??[/p][/quote]Search it on YouTube, you'll find all the proof you need. I've never eaten KFC because of the horrific abuse their chickens suffer. And @Trelawney just because he won't eat at KFC doesnt necessarily mean he doesn't eat meat. I love chicken but I make sure it's free range, not battery farmed like KFCs is, which is why he was protesting.[/p][/quote]I daresay you can find "proof" for any argument on the tinternet. Mrs Donnyfly

5:31pm Sun 21 Oct 12

€d says...

On YouTube....... must be true
On YouTube....... must be true €d

8:12pm Sun 21 Oct 12

weasels ripped my flesh says...

I'd lik to than the lad for opening my eyes to what goes on at KFC. On that particular day I was feeling a bit peckish and wondering what to eat when I heard there was a giant chicken outside KFC. I went up there to have a look and while I was there I tried a bargain bucket... delicious! Shall definitely be going there again. Thanks Olly.
I'd lik to than the lad for opening my eyes to what goes on at KFC. On that particular day I was feeling a bit peckish and wondering what to eat when I heard there was a giant chicken outside KFC. I went up there to have a look and while I was there I tried a bargain bucket... delicious! Shall definitely be going there again. Thanks Olly. weasels ripped my flesh

9:27am Mon 22 Oct 12

DaveHegarty says...

€d wrote:
On YouTube....... must be true
'tis a reliable source... I found proof there be aliens on YouTube... http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=VzDErLTrx
jA

In seriousness, fair play to the lad for sticking up for his opinons and getting out there! It's nice to see someone following through, although maybe a little naively?

Anyway, it's hard to type with these wings, I've donned my smartest Pigeon costume and am off to protest outside "Best Favourite Chicken".
[quote][p][bold]€d[/bold] wrote: On YouTube....... must be true[/p][/quote]'tis a reliable source... I found proof there be aliens on YouTube... http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=VzDErLTrx jA In seriousness, fair play to the lad for sticking up for his opinons and getting out there! It's nice to see someone following through, although maybe a little naively? Anyway, it's hard to type with these wings, I've donned my smartest Pigeon costume and am off to protest outside "Best Favourite Chicken". DaveHegarty

9:53pm Mon 22 Oct 12

OhThisIsFun says...

Anything which is bred to grow quickly in certain conditions isnt going to have the best life. You dont need the internet or youtube, just a bit of nouse. Clearly the people who read this paper are as dense the people who write it.
Anything which is bred to grow quickly in certain conditions isnt going to have the best life. You dont need the internet or youtube, just a bit of nouse. Clearly the people who read this paper are as dense the people who write it. OhThisIsFun

10:51pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

OhThisIsFun wrote:
Anything which is bred to grow quickly in certain conditions isnt going to have the best life. You dont need the internet or youtube, just a bit of nouse. Clearly the people who read this paper are as dense the people who write it.
I assume you've included yourself in that sweeping generalisation?
[quote][p][bold]OhThisIsFun[/bold] wrote: Anything which is bred to grow quickly in certain conditions isnt going to have the best life. You dont need the internet or youtube, just a bit of nouse. Clearly the people who read this paper are as dense the people who write it.[/p][/quote]I assume you've included yourself in that sweeping generalisation? Mrs Donnyfly

11:16pm Mon 22 Oct 12

OhThisIsFun says...

Watch your mouth old woman !
Watch your mouth old woman ! OhThisIsFun

7:53am Tue 23 Oct 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

OhThisIsFun wrote:
Watch your mouth old woman !
Shouldn't that be 'watch my fingers'? My mouth had nothing to do with it.
[quote][p][bold]OhThisIsFun[/bold] wrote: Watch your mouth old woman ![/p][/quote]Shouldn't that be 'watch my fingers'? My mouth had nothing to do with it. Mrs Donnyfly

9:19am Tue 23 Oct 12

The.Central.Scrutinizer says...

OhThisIsFun wrote:
Watch your mouth old woman !
a high standard of debate here today.
[quote][p][bold]OhThisIsFun[/bold] wrote: Watch your mouth old woman ![/p][/quote]a high standard of debate here today. The.Central.Scrutinizer

6:22pm Tue 23 Oct 12

williethepimp says...

I don't know what Olly is on about anyway, they taste the same to me.
I don't know what Olly is on about anyway, they taste the same to me. williethepimp

11:13am Thu 25 Oct 12

bushranger says...

"Oh this is fun" -- apparently you read this paper therefore you must be dense --QED.
"Oh this is fun" -- apparently you read this paper therefore you must be dense --QED. bushranger

4:56pm Thu 25 Oct 12

beetawix says...

Early in the thread 'oh this is fun' addressed 2 posters as imbeciles (plural) and in the same sentence suggested that they should maybe educate yourself. Later in the thread an accusation was made that all readers and writers of the WT were dense and should have a bit of nouse (presumably the nous bit as there is no e in the word), then made a highly imbecilic comment to Mrs D.
Wouldn't normally do the grammar police bit, but some deserve it.
Early in the thread 'oh this is fun' addressed 2 posters as imbeciles (plural) and in the same sentence suggested that they should maybe educate yourself. Later in the thread an accusation was made that all readers and writers of the WT were dense and should have a bit of nouse (presumably the nous bit as there is no e in the word), then made a highly imbecilic comment to Mrs D. Wouldn't normally do the grammar police bit, but some deserve it. beetawix

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