Track going ahead with 'chicken dance' at race
Associated Press • April 21, 2009
TALLADEGA - The Talladega Superspeedway is going ahead with plans for a fast-food promotion at this weekend's race despite complaints by an animal rights group.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Guinness World Records to ignore an attempt to set a world record for the largest group chicken dance at Talladega, site of the Aaron's 499 race on Sunday.
PETA says the sponsor of the event, KFC, mistreats chickens.
But track spokeswoman Kristi King says the world record attempt has been planned for awhile. And she said track officials plan to go ahead with the promotion.
KFC called PETA a radical organization that's only interested in promoting a vegan agenda.
If you are going to be in Talladega this weekend, you could be part of a new world record and annoy PETA all at the same time. The Guinness Book of World Records has said they will gladly accept this attempt in spite of PETA protesting them as well. Can you imagine if PETA put as much effort into assisting our struggling dog and cat shelters as they do with publicity stunts such as this?